The Adventure Continues… Mule Days

I’ve developed a serious appreciation for mules ever since reading Rinker Buck‘s book The Oregon Trail, in which he describes how he and his brother traversed the 2,000 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, to Portland, Oregon, in a covered wagon pulled by three unforgettable mules — Jake, Beck, and Bute. So I couldn’t help enjoying this episode of California’s Gold, […]

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The Adventure Continues… A Closer Look

One of the great things about watching Huell Howser was that he always loved listening to the stories of “old-timers” — people whose memories can still bring history alive and remind us that those old forgotten pieces of the past, like an empty field or some sun-bleached wooden boards, once formed an important part of everyday life.  This episode of […]

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The Adventure Continues… Columbia Diggins

Columbia State Historic Park has been on my must-see list for awhile now. In this 2005 episode of California’s Golden Parks, Huell gets the full Living History experience at the annual Columbia Diggins event. Once the second largest city in California, Columbia is a wonderfully preserved gold rush-era town, and it’s where Huell attends the annual Columbia Diggins celebration. (Click […]

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