William Randolph Hearst’s San Simeon is one of the more beautiful and unique spots in our state — and while the mansion is certainly impressive, as Huell says in this 2009 episode of California’s Gold, there is much more to the place than just the buildings. The magnificent gardens were so carefully planned to complement the surrounding countryside, and they […]
i had pulled over to the side of the road to check out a historical landmark along Highway 16 in Colusa County. it wasn’t until after I’d gotten back into my rental car and was getting ready to pull back into traffic that i noticed this small but lovingly tended shrine across the street. If I had been more alert, […]
As a history buff and a lover of anything to do with old sailing ships, I especially enjoyed this episode of California’s Gold which I just happened to catch a few nights ago for the first time. I had certainly heard the name Juan Cabrillo before, but I wasn’t aware of the whole story behind his arrival in Southern California […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Public transportation, bus, RV, trees, bird, whale, tent, grass, bridge, water, white, green, window, or come up with your own topic.
Summer 1978 — This week I have a few final slides from the last leg of our Canadian road trip, plus images from a visit to Hearst Castle that same year. I originally posted these pictures in early March 2017 for Memory Monday Week 16 and Week 17. First, though, I do want to (again) tell the story that I […]
Sorry for the delay in posting; it’s been one of those days! This episode of California’s Gold first aired in 1999. This bit of California history is special to me because my dad grew up in Richmond, California, and I had relatives who worked in the Kaiser Ship Yards, playing their part in the tremendous ship-building effort of the 1940s. […]
I didn’t spend anywhere near enough time in the town of Upper Lake on my recent trip to Lake County, and I wish I had managed to shoot more pictures. It was my first outing of the day, and I was still undecided exactly where I wanted to go and what to see. But in between making a quick survey […]