Fort Ross, located on the Sonoma coast, has been one of my favorite historical places to visit; that’s partly because it is so easily visible from Highway 1 and seems to beckon me every time I pass by. This episode of California’s Gold originally aired in 1991; and these days the Fort Ross Conservancy hosts many types of activities for […]
I hope you’ve been enjoying my Wednesday series featuring the many adventures of Huell Howser. Sad to say, the series will be taking a short break — but not because I’ve run out of episodes to share! The Chapman University archives have been experiencing some technical difficulties over the past week or so, and I’m currently unable to link to any of the videos, including those I’ve shared in the past. I’ve been in contact with the archives technician, and he assures me they are well aware of some issues with their server and are working to resolve them; but as of right now they have no estimate of when the site will be working normally again. Let’s hope it won’t be too much longer, because… well, I don’t know about you, but watching Huell Howser always makes my Wedesdays a little better!
I haven’t been posting much the past week; first I was out of town for Christmas, and when I arrived home I promptly came down with a head cold. Thankfully it wasn’t the flu, but I haven’t felt like doing much of anything, so today’s irresistible episode of California’s Gold is like a bit of comfort food for anyone else […]
You might be tempted to think that the Golden Gate Bridge is one of a kind — but you’d be mistaken. I’m actually kind of amazed that I haven’t already shared this episode of California’s Gold… especially since one of the replicas just happens to reside at my alma mater, and I’ve walked across it any number of times! Huell visits […]
In this adventure, Huell and Luis get a behind the scenes look at this engineering marvel. Miles of tunnels and millions of gallons of water make for an exciting day, but there is another aspect to the Shasta Dam – the human element. It is the people who built the dam, the people that poured concrete 24 hours a day […]
I chose this episode of California’s Gold in honor of the people of Paradise and Magalia, towns which have been devastated by a fast-moving wildfire that started near Camp Creek Road last Thursday. The town of Paradise is said to be 80% destroyed, and many people lost their lives in the first few chaotic hours of evacuation. I wanted to […]
The blog archive has no “blurb” to go along with this week’s episode of California’s Gold, so I really had no idea what to expect when I started watching it. I’ll admit I know very little about Kern County and have only passed through on my way to and from Los Angeles — but I guess I should have known […]