California's Gold Season 16
S16 E01Jan 9, 2005
Mammoths Jan 9, 2005 Huell Howser visits two locations to learn about California's Ice Age history. At the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles and at Sonoma Coast State Beach the Columbian Mammoths that once roamed our state come to life.
S16 E02Jan 19, 2005
Scotia Jan 19, 2005 Huell travels to the Northern California logging town of Scotia about 20 miles south of Eureka. It's a historic company town where Huell learns about how this unique community played a vital role in the history of the region and the development of modern forestry.
S16 E03Feb 8, 2005
Songbird of Manzanar Feb 8, 2005 During the years of the detainment in Manzanar War Relocation Center, one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II, music provided a rare solace for the internees. Huell visits with Mary Kageyama Nomura known as the "Songbird of Manzanar" who performed there as a teenager.
S16 E04Apr 19, 2005
Hops Apr 19, 2005 Huell travels to the little farming community of Sloughhouse near Sacramento. Once there he meets up with George Signorotti, owner of the last family-owned hops farm in the state, and witnesses firsthand the harvesting and baling of hops, which was once a huge crop in California.
S16 E05Jul 12, 2005
Tidepools Jul 12, 2005 Huell learns about tidepools on a trip to San Diego. He is joined by biologists and other experts who introduce him to the marine animals and plants that find a home in the harsh conditions of the intertidal zone.
S16 E06Jul 15, 2005
Swimsuits Jul 15, 2005 Whether for taking in the waters or taking in the sun, California beaches have long been a destination for vacationers and locals alike. That much hasn't changed, but what has changed dramatically is what both men and women wear to the beach.Huell is joined by a Hollywood costume designer to find out how California culture, especially movies, influence what people wear to the shore everywhere. And who better to talk about bathing suits than Esther Williams? Huell interviews the “Million Dollar Mermaid” poolside.
S16 E07Aug 4, 2005
Ships in a Bottle Aug 4, 2005 Huell's off to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to learn about building ships in a bottle, an art form believed to have originated in the 18th century. These tiny masterpieces are also important pieces of Maritime history.
S16 E08Sep 3, 2005
Salmon Fishing Sep 3, 2005 Huell learns about Native American fishing techniques on a trip to Eureka with members from the Yurok tribe at the mouth of the Klamath river.
S16 E09Oct 1, 2005
Wild Horse Sanctuary Oct 1, 2005 Huell’s off to Shingletown in Northern California for a visit to a remarkable Wild Horse Sanctuary, which gives a permanent home to these magnificent horses forcibly removed from our deserts and plains.
S16 E10Oct 4, 2005
Sea Caves Oct 4, 2005 Huell travels out to Santa Cruz Island to explore its famous sea caves by kayak, and spends a day paddling way back into these sometimes very narrow and always very dark and wet caves.