California's Gold Season 15
S15 E01Jan 9, 2004
Teardrops Jan 9, 2004 Step back in time with Huell as he visits a weekend gathering of classic teardrop trailers. They sleep two, and have a built-in kitchen on the back all in a teardrop shaped trailer a little more than eight feet long.Some were built by various manufacturers, but many were lovingly built or restored by hand from plans in a Popular Science magazine.
S15 E02Jan 9, 2004
Sequoia Black History Jan 9, 2004 Huell joins the centennial celebration of Colonel Charles Young's tenure as superintendent at Sequoia National Park. Young led his “Buffalo Soldiers” during a historic summer working in the second national park ever created in the United States. Young discovered and named a majestic Giant Sequoia after an individual that inspired and influenced his life, Booker T. Washington. After nearly 100 years, this tree has been rediscovered and stands as a monument to both Colonel Charles Young and Booker T. Washington.
S15 E03Jan 9, 2004
Masonic Cave Jan 9, 2004 Huell's off to Amador county and the town of Volcano. It was once a thriving, gold mining town in the 1850s and 1860s, but Huell has set off to discover the mysterious cave in this mountain community which served as a Masonic lodge.
S15 E04Jan 9, 2004
Catalina Cubs Jan 9, 2004 Chicago millionaire William Wrigley brought excitement to the Catalina Island every year, when his Chicago Cubs baseball team came for spring training each season through the late 1940s. A ball field was built and visitors came from Los Angeles and other California cities to watch the "Catalina" Cubs.
S15 E05Jan 9, 2004
L.A. Air Raid Jan 9, 2004 Huell visits the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro to relive the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of February 1942.
S15 E06Jan 9, 2004
Muybridge Jan 9, 2004 Huell is off to Stanford University to learn about Eadweard Muybridge and his ground breaking photographs of animal locomotion. With the financial help of wealthy Leland Stanford, a former California Governor and founder of Stanford University, Muybridge used multiple cameras to capture innovative images of animals in motion. His venture, which would make contributions to art and science, began in 1872 at Stanford's horse farm in Palo Alto the future site of Stanford University.
S15 E07Jan 9, 2004
Skunk Train Jan 9, 2004 Following the the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885, the Skunk Train takes Huell on an inspiring ride through ageless redwoods and over spectacular mountains. It began as a logging train taking valuable lumber to the Mendocino Coast, and now provides passengers a glimpse of history and scenic beauty.
S15 E08Jun 7, 2004
Circus Trees Jun 7, 2004 Huell is on a special quest as he searches for the Tree Circus.Set within 600 acres of rural countryside in Gilroy, California, Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park combines beautiful gardens, amusement rides and a little bit of history to create a unique attraction. Bonfante Gardens is home to the last remaining trees created by an extraordinary man who literally wove Sycamores, Box Elders, Ash and Spanish Cork trees into works of art.
S15 E09Jan 9, 2004
Side Cars Jan 9, 2004 A visit to the 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.
S15 E10Jan 9, 2004
Bicycles Jan 9, 2004 A look at L.A.’s bike history with stops at the Pasadena Museum of History, a Sunday Morning ride back in time as Huell uncovers other important stops in LA’s Bike history.
S15 E11Sep 19, 2004
Busch Gardens Sep 19, 2004 Before there was Disneyland and other large amusement parks, there was Busch Gardens. Huell goes to Pasadena where he literally uncovers the lost and largely forgotten original Busch Gardens, a botanical paradise, which amused visitors from 1905 to 1938.
S15 E12Nov 8, 2004
Avocados Nov 8, 2004 From past to present the avocado has been an important part of Southern California life.Join popular PBS host Huell Howser as he visits today’s avocado industry in and around Fallbrook, CA, and takes us on a tour back through local avocado history.So, whip up a dish of guacamole, sit back and enjoy this tasty adventure.