This time of year, those of us in the central and northern parts of the Sacramento Valley eagerly await the phenomenon of the Delta Breeze — a cooling wind that blows in from the coast and acts as a natural air conditioner, easing our temps out of the 100° F (37° C) range. It’s nearly always good news when the […]
This week I’m concluding my slide carousel labeled 1951 — although in fact the last couple of slides have the year 1950 written on them, and the first three might actually be from 1956. Ah, well! I originally posted these images in late 2016; they include scenes from a snow trip up Highway 50 (east of Sacramento) as well as […]
I happened to catch this episode of California’s Golden Parks on TV a few days ago, and I’m glad I saw it because it’s a good reminder of how easy it is to overlook some really amazing history as we travel around the state. Sometimes it’s not possible to stop and check out every potentially interesting sight… so I’m glad […]
Images from Echo Summit and Lake Tahoe in 1951.
Two of my favorite subjects, Yosemite and trains, feature in today’s episode of California’s Gold. Huell absolutely loved riding on old trains, and the scenery is of course spectacular. I found it especially interesting that at the time this episode was filmed, the forest the train travels through was no more than 70 years old — having been entirely clear […]
This week I’m finishing up the scenes from the Yosemite region shot in 1951. You can find my previous Yosemite post (week 6) right here; and you’d like to compare my earlier versions of these slides, you’ll find them in my Memory Monday, Week 5, post from December 2016. Next week, I’ll take another look at some slides from Lake […]
I love old lighthouses, and in this episode of California’s Gold Huell takes a trip to a very special historic lighthouse, the St George Reef Lighthouse. The site is nearly inaccessible and is definitely not a tourist destination — so it’s a real privilege to experience the sights and sounds, not to mention the view, of this incredible 19th Century […]