The Adventure Continues… Cotton

I honestly didn’t expect an episode entitled ‘Cotton’ could be all that interesting, but as usual Huell takes what might be a dull subject and makes it informative yet fun. California grows its share of the nation’s cotton, both Upland/Acala and Pima types, and cotton is the main industry of the town of Buttonwillow, which was founded back in 1895. […]

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Two cemeteries

During my recent visit to San Francisco I was surprised to learn about the remnants of an historic cemetery sitting in the midst of the Lincoln Park Golf Course, less than half a mile from the Legion of Honor art museum. The story behind this memorial site is fascinating and still ongoing, and I’ll be writing more about it before […]

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The Adventure Continues… Zzyzx

The Mojave Desert doesn’t seem like an especially welcoming place to be — especially in the summertime — but it would be a mistake to think there’s nothing to be found there but dirt or sand and cactus plants. As a rule, California’s desert regions are home to some very colorful history, and this remote spot is no exception. Since […]

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DeYoung delight

I had a really great day yesterday — I spent it all at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, wandering through the galleries and soaking in all the amazing artwork. There is so much to see that although I spent a few hours, I still missed out on some wonderful stuff — namely, the current showcase, Ramses the Great and […]

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The Adventure Continues… Winters

This half-hour episode sees Huell visiting the community of Winters in Yolo County for yet another of his many series, this one called California Communities. I’ve passed through Winters via Highway 128 a number of times, on the way to Lake Berryessa, but I must confess I’ve never stopped to really see what the town is all about. It does […]

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The Adventure Continues… Barstow

You can’t tell a whole lot about the city of Barstow, California, merely from driving through on the interstate. In fact, you might wonder why anyone would choose to live in such a hot, rather isolated place. But this desert town has a very colorful history — pioneer trails and the railroad, the instant riches of silver mining, and the […]

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