California's Gold Season 4
S04 E01Dec 10, 1993
Buried Treasure Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell and explore the coastal town of Guadalupe, in Santa Barbara County, where the massive set from Cecil B. De Mille's silent film epic, The Ten Commandments,” is buried; then journey to the Sierra County mining town of Alleghany and descend cavernous tunnels, 2200 feet below, for an adventure in search of gold.
S04 E02Dec 10, 1993
Historic Horses Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell and enjoy one of California's oldest and exciting traditions at the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona where, for over 60 years, monthly horse shows feature beautiful, pure-bred Arabian horses. Then hit the trail and trace the history of the Pony Express riders at the annual Pony Express Re-run in Sacramento as present-day riders re-enact this bit of Old West experience.
S04 E03Dec 10, 1993
Islands Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell, sit tight and watch the electrifying Annual Catalina Ski Race, a competition that has been ongoing for over 40 years, where "hot doggers" race in excess of 60 mph from Long Beach to Catalina Island and back; coast along to the serene and little-known San Nicolas Island-one of the Channel Islands off the California coast, a haven for wildlife and a sight for sore eyes.
S04 E04Dec 10, 1993
Joshua Tree Dec 10, 1993 Huell travels down to where the streets have no name and sees the world's tallest, oldest and one of the most peculiar-looking Joshua Trees in an episode devoted to this remarkable desert plant which has come to symbolize the Mojave Desert; then meet a man, who as a child, lived on a ranch in the seclusion of what is now the Monument.
S04 E05Dec 10, 1993
Our State's Front Yard Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell and visit the immaculate and lush grounds of Capitol Park in Sacramento, our state's official front and backyard and find azaleas, huckleberry, 100-year-old cedar trees and a Memorial Grove of trees transplanted from the battlefields of the Civil War to become apart of "California's Gold."
S04 E06Dec 10, 1993
Mariachi Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell and listen to the magic of mariachi music and follow its origins from Jalisco, Mexico to its present-day sounds on the streets of Los Angeles. The world renowned Los Camperos de Nati Cano are featured, as well as the student mariachis of Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, and mariachis on Olvera Street.
S04 E07Dec 10, 1993
Golden Gate Bridge Dec 10, 1993 California's most recognized landmark takes center stage in an episode which focuses on its history-including rare footage of its construction-its beauty, and the incredible maintenance work that goes on daily to keep this towering structure in mint condition.
S04 E08Dec 10, 1993
Angel Island Dec 10, 1993 Come with Huell as he explores the largest island in San Francisco Bay which is a heavenly sight to behold with its profusion of flora and fauna. But Angel Island also has a varied military history, including the detention of Chinese immigrants from 1910-1940. The episode examines this chapter of the island's past.
S04 E09Dec 10, 1993
World War II Dec 10, 1993 Huell goes back in time to learn two fascinating, yet obscure, California footnotes to World War II: a German-made crane which is the largest self-propelled floating crane berthed at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, and an incident involving a Japanese submarine that shelled the oil fields of Ellwood in Santa Barbara County in 1942.
S04 E10Dec 10, 1993
Amboy Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell and take a sizzling trip to the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County and its many unknown desert destinations, including the tiny town of Amboy (on the side of old Route 66), historic homesteads, immense sand dunes, an extinct volcano and a beautiful, old train depot.
S04 E11Dec 10, 1993
Hard to Get To Dec 10, 1993 Join Huell on a unique adventure to two of California's rarely seen natural wonders: the Bristlecone Pine, the oldest, continuously living thing on this planet found in the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierra, and magnificent Le Conte Falls deep in the rocky and steep terrain of Yosemite National Park.
S04 E12Dec 10, 1993
Terra Cotta Dec 10, 1993 Step back in time with Huell to the olden days of making pottery the Gladding McBean way. The 118-year-old company in rural Lincoln, near Sacramento, is the nation's only remaining major manufacturer of terra cotta. From decorative to functional, McBean's terra cotta is acclaimed for its distinctive style which graces landmark buildings in big cities and small towns across our state.