California's Gold

California's Gold

1994 - 2016, Travel
Visiting places and events of interest in California.
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Episode Guide

  • California's Gold - California's Gold (Season 24 Episode 11)
    Season 24 Episode 11:

    California's Gold

  • California's Gold - EPISODE: 10 (Season 24 Episode 10)
    Season 24 Episode 10:

    EPISODE: 10

  • California's Gold - Watts Towers (Season 24 Episode 9)
    Season 24 Episode 9:

    Watts Towers

  • California's Gold - Hot Dog on a Stick Update (Season 24 Episode 8)
    Season 24 Episode 8:

    Hot Dog on a Stick Update

  • California's Gold - Spam (Season 24 Episode 7)
    Season 24 Episode 7:

    Spam

  • California's Gold - Jacaranda (Season 24 Episode 6)
    Season 24 Episode 6:

    Jacaranda

    The history of jacaranda trees dates back to the 1890s.

  • California's Gold - Cabrillo's Ship (Season 24 Episode 5)
    Season 24 Episode 5:

    Cabrillo's Ship

    Juan Cabrillo's ship, San Salvador, arrived in San Diego Bay in 1542.

  • California's Gold - Sea Shadow (Season 24 Episode 4)
    Season 24 Episode 4:

    Sea Shadow

    The U.S. Navy's Sea Shadow was built in 1984 to test new naval technologies.

  • California's Gold - S.S. Catalina Update (Season 24 Episode 3)
    Season 24 Episode 3:

    S.S. Catalina Update

    Huell traces the history of the S.S. Catalina, which carried 24 million passengers to and from Catalina Island from 1924 to 1975.

  • California's Gold - Chavez Center (Season 24 Episode 2)
    Season 24 Episode 2:

    Chavez Center

    The Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.

  • California's Gold - FDR's Boat (Season 24 Episode 1)
    Season 24 Episode 1:

    FDR's Boat

    Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht, the U.S.S. Potomac.

  • California's Gold - California's Gold (Season 23 Episode 29)
    Season 23 Episode 29:

    California's Gold

  • California's Gold - Potpourri Special (Season 23 Episode 28)
    Season 23 Episode 28:

    Potpourri Special

  • California's Gold - L.A. Remembered (Season 23 Episode 27)
    Season 23 Episode 27:

    L.A. Remembered

    Clifton's Cafeteria; beauty salon; Sunset Plaza.

  • California's Gold - Animal Special (Season 23 Episode 26)
    Season 23 Episode 26:

    Animal Special

    Huell's favorite segments about animals.

  • California's Gold - Food Special (Season 23 Episode 25)
    Season 23 Episode 25:

    Food Special

    Some of the unique eateries in Los Angeles.

  • California's Gold - Tales From the Golden Empire (Season 23 Episode 24)
    Season 23 Episode 24:

    Tales From the Golden Empire

    A driving tour of Kern County includes gold mines, a feline breeding compound and the town of Boron, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Nethercutt Update (Season 23 Episode 23)
    Season 23 Episode 23:

    Nethercutt Update

    The Nethercutt Collection and Museum in Sylmar, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Tallest Building (Season 23 Episode 22)
    Season 23 Episode 22:

    Tallest Building

    The U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, formerly the First Interstate Bank World Center, has 73 floors above ground.

  • California's Gold - Donuts (Season 23 Episode 21)
    Season 23 Episode 21:

    Donuts

    National Doughnut Day is the first Friday in June.

  • California's Gold - Camel Dairy (Season 23 Episode 20)
    Season 23 Episode 20:

    Camel Dairy

    The Oasis Camel Dairy produces camel milk products.

  • California's Gold - Basset Hound Picnic (Season 23 Episode 19)
    Season 23 Episode 19:

    Basset Hound Picnic

    The 1997 Basset Hound Picnic.

  • California's Gold - Big Nugget (Season 23 Episode 17)
    Season 23 Episode 17:

    Big Nugget

    The Washington Nugget, the largest verifiable California gold nugget in existence, is featured at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.

  • California's Gold - Lemon Lily Festival (Season 23 Episode 16)
    Season 23 Episode 16:

    Lemon Lily Festival

    The Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival.

  • California's Gold - Sauerkraut (Season 23 Episode 14)
    Season 23 Episode 14:

    Sauerkraut

    Kr├╝egermann Pickles and Sauerkraut in Los Angeles.

  • California's Gold - The Two Anns (Season 23 Episode 13)
    Season 23 Episode 13:

    The Two Anns

    The French Garden in Los Angeles; with Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.

  • California's Gold - Ablitt House (Season 23 Episode 11)
    Season 23 Episode 11:

    Ablitt House

    A house in Old Town Santa Barbara, Calif., sits on a 20x20-foot lot.

  • California's Gold - Pig Ears (Season 23 Episode 9)
    Season 23 Episode 9:

    Pig Ears

    Pig ears are used in different cultures across Southern California.

  • California's Gold - Whistling Champ (Season 23 Episode 7)
    Season 23 Episode 7:

    Whistling Champ

    Carole Anne Kaufman, two-time World Champion Musical Whistler.

  • California's Gold - Bunny Museum (Season 23 Episode 6)
    Season 23 Episode 6:

    Bunny Museum

    Living museum contains more than 21,000 bunny collectibles.

  • California's Gold - Watch Convention (Season 23 Episode 5)
    Season 23 Episode 5:

    Watch Convention

    A watch convention in Pasadena, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Pen Collectors (Season 23 Episode 4)
    Season 23 Episode 4:

    Pen Collectors

    The Southern California Pen Collectors Club; antique writing instruments.

  • California's Gold - Animal Acres (Season 23 Episode 3)
    Season 23 Episode 3:

    Animal Acres

    Animal Acres cares for neglected and abused farm animals; with Shelley Morrison.

  • California's Gold - Persian Festival of Fire (Season 23 Episode 2)
    Season 23 Episode 2:

    Persian Festival of Fire

    Iranian New Year celebration.

  • California's Gold - Green Chiles (Season 23 Episode 1)
    Season 23 Episode 1:

    Green Chiles

    Annual event celebrates roasted New Mexican green chilies.

  • California's Gold - George Stanley (Season 22 Episode 13)
    Season 22 Episode 13:

    George Stanley

    George Stanley, co-creator of the Oscar statuette distributed to winners at the Academy Awards.

  • California's Gold - Vincent Price Art Museum (Season 22 Episode 12)
    Season 22 Episode 12:

    Vincent Price Art Museum

  • California's Gold - Crookedest Street (Season 22 Episode 11)
    Season 22 Episode 11:

    Crookedest Street

  • California's Gold - California's Gold (Season 22 Episode 10)
    Season 22 Episode 10:

    California's Gold

  • California's Gold - California Restaurants (Season 22 Episode 9)
    Season 22 Episode 9:

    California Restaurants

  • California's Gold - Baseball Sod (Season 22 Episode 8)
    Season 22 Episode 8:

    Baseball Sod

    West Coast Turf installs grass at Los Angeles Angels stadium and other venues.

  • California's Gold - Flagpoles (Season 22 Episode 7)
    Season 22 Episode 7:

    Flagpoles

    The 184-foot flagpole at Calipatria, Calif., flies at sea level; flagpole at Livermore, Calif., is being carved into wooden chotchkies including smaller flags.

  • California's Gold - Old Wood (Season 22 Episode 6)
    Season 22 Episode 6:

    Old Wood

  • California's Gold - Snow Goose Festival (Season 22 Episode 5)
    Season 22 Episode 5:

    Snow Goose Festival

    The 13th annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway celebrates the migration of waterfowl into the Northern Sacramento Valley.

  • California's Gold - Sturgeon's Mill (Season 22 Episode 4)
    Season 22 Episode 4:

    Sturgeon's Mill

    Sturgeon's Mill is one of the few remaining steam-powered saw mills in the U.S.

  • California's Gold - Lunar Landing (Season 22 Episode 3)
    Season 22 Episode 3:

    Lunar Landing

    Dryden Flight Research Center, in Edwards, is NASA's primary center for atmospheric testing and operations.

  • California's Gold - Oil Workers (Season 22 Episode 2)
    Season 22 Episode 2:

    Oil Workers

    The town of Taft presents Oildorado Days, a celebration including a contest of oil-field skills, queen pageant, and petroleum -industry trade show.

  • California's Gold - Music Video (Season 22 Episode 1)
    Season 22 Episode 1:

    Music Video

    Huell Howser sings "California, Here I Come."

  • California's Gold - La Grange (Season 21 Episode 10)
    Season 21 Episode 10:

    La Grange

  • California's Gold - Michael Adams (Season 21 Episode 9)
    Season 21 Episode 9:

    Michael Adams

  • California's Gold - Masumoto Family Farm (Season 21 Episode 8)
    Season 21 Episode 8:

    Masumoto Family Farm

  • California's Gold - Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (Season 21 Episode 7)
    Season 21 Episode 7:

    Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

    Restoration of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse.

  • California's Gold - Elvis House (Season 21 Episode 6)
    Season 21 Episode 6:

    Elvis House

  • California's Gold - Catalina Casino (Season 21 Episode 5)
    Season 21 Episode 5:

    Catalina Casino

    The restored Catalina Casino on Santa Catalina Island retains its original romantic style.

  • California's Gold - Coit Tower (Season 21 Episode 4)
    Season 21 Episode 4:

    Coit Tower

    Built in 1933, Coit Tower on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill.

  • California's Gold - Headwaters Forest Reserve (Season 21 Episode 3)
    Season 21 Episode 3:

    Headwaters Forest Reserve

  • California's Gold - Rainbird (Season 21 Episode 2)
    Season 21 Episode 2:

    Rainbird

  • California's Gold - Land Sailing (Season 21 Episode 1)
    Season 21 Episode 1:

    Land Sailing

    Land sailing at Mojave Desert's El Mirage Dry Lake.

  • California's Gold - Jojoba (Season 20 Episode 14)
    Season 20 Episode 14:

    Jojoba

    Seeds are processed into jojoba oil at a farm near Joshua Tree, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Chiriaco Summit (Season 20 Episode 13)
    Season 20 Episode 13:

    Chiriaco Summit

    The desert outpost Chiriaco Summit, located 30 miles east of Indio, celebrates its 75th anniversary.

  • California's Gold - Neptune Pool (Season 20 Episode 12)
    Season 20 Episode 12:

    Neptune Pool

    The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman-style columns and statues.

  • California's Gold - Capitol Steps (Season 20 Episode 11)
    Season 20 Episode 11:

    Capitol Steps

  • California's Gold - Golden Knights (Season 20 Episode 10)
    Season 20 Episode 10:

    Golden Knights

  • California's Gold - Golden Gate Replicas (Season 20 Episode 9)
    Season 20 Episode 9:

    Golden Gate Replicas

    Two replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge include the walkway to the Point Bonita Lighthouse and the Guy West Footbridge.

  • California's Gold - Tall Ship Californian (Season 20 Episode 8)
    Season 20 Episode 8:

    Tall Ship Californian

    A ride aboard the tall ship Californian at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

  • California's Gold - Hearst Castle Landscape (Season 20 Episode 7)
    Season 20 Episode 7:

    Hearst Castle Landscape

    Touring the gardens of Hearst Castle.

  • California's Gold - Water Car (Season 20 Episode 6)
    Season 20 Episode 6:

    Water Car

    A ride in an amphibious car at Lake Castaic.

  • California's Gold - PT. Fermin Lighthouse Lens (Season 20 Episode 5)
    Season 20 Episode 5:

    PT. Fermin Lighthouse Lens

    History of the Fresnel lens at the Point Fermin Lighthouse.

  • California's Gold - Glacier (Season 20 Episode 4)
    Season 20 Episode 4:

    Glacier

    Hiking up to Conness Glacier, east of the Sierra Nevada crest.

  • California's Gold - Hmong (Season 20 Episode 3)
    Season 20 Episode 3:

    Hmong

    A small family farm and the largest Hmong farm in Fresno County.

  • California's Gold - Places I've Wanted to Go (Season 20 Episode 2)
    Season 20 Episode 2:

    Places I've Wanted to Go

    The Upside Down House is considered to be Mono County's first man-made tourist attraction; Livermore Fire Department.

  • California's Gold - Smartsville (Season 20 Episode 1)
    Season 20 Episode 1:

    Smartsville

    The privately owned Timbuctoo; the town Smartsville, at one time, was known as Smartville.

  • California's Gold - Barack Obama's California College Days (Season 19 Episode 16)
    Season 19 Episode 16:

    Barack Obama's California College Days

    A visit to Occidental College in Eagle Rock traces two years that president-elect Barack Obama spent there as an undergraduate.

  • California's Gold - White Sea Bass (Season 19 Episode 15)
    Season 19 Episode 15:

    White Sea Bass

    White sea bass at the Hubbs Research Institute.

  • California's Gold - Pear Fair (Season 19 Episode 14)
    Season 19 Episode 14:

    Pear Fair

    The 26th annual Pear Fair in Courtland featuring the Delta pear includes pear ice cream and pear vinegar.

  • California's Gold - Old Town Tustin (Season 19 Episode 13)
    Season 19 Episode 13:

    Old Town Tustin

    Tustin's World War II blimp hangers; Tustin Museum.

  • California's Gold - Petroglyphs (Season 19 Episode 12)
    Season 19 Episode 12:

    Petroglyphs

    Rock art at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

  • California's Gold - Persimmons (Season 19 Episode 11)
    Season 19 Episode 11:

    Persimmons

    The ancient art of Hoshigaki, the drying of persimmons, at Otow Orchard in Granite Bay, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Newport Boats (Season 19 Episode 9)
    Season 19 Episode 9:

    Newport Boats

    Balboa Island Ferry provides continuous service between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula; an evening cruise aboard the Wild Goose.

  • California's Gold - Upper Newport Bay (Season 19 Episode 8)
    Season 19 Episode 8:

    Upper Newport Bay

    Efforts continue to keep the Upper Newport Bay green.

  • California's Gold - Costa Mesa (Season 19 Episode 7)
    Season 19 Episode 7:

    Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa has grown from a bean field into a state-of-the-art performance center.

  • California's Gold - Getty Garden (Season 19 Episode 6)
    Season 19 Episode 6:

    Getty Garden

    The Central Garden lies at the heart of the Getty Center.

  • California's Gold - Gold Rush Medicine (Season 19 Episode 5)
    Season 19 Episode 5:

    Gold Rush Medicine

    Sacramento's Sutter's Fort.

  • California's Gold - EPISODE: 4 (Season 19 Episode 4)
    Season 19 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

  • California's Gold - Kern River Preserve (Season 19 Episode 3)
    Season 19 Episode 3:

    Kern River Preserve

    Wildflowers and turkey vultures abound at the Kern River Preserve.

  • California's Gold - Oil Islands (Season 19 Episode 2)
    Season 19 Episode 2:

    Oil Islands

    A 42-acre oilfield in Long Beach, Calif., contains 175-foot-high drilling towers and 1,100 wells.

  • California's Gold - Ansel Adams (Season 19 Episode 1)
    Season 19 Episode 1:

    Ansel Adams

    Huell Howser looks at Ansel Adams' "forgotten photographs" and meets his son, Michael.

  • California's Gold - Huntington Central Park (Season 18 Episode 16)
    Season 18 Episode 16:

    Huntington Central Park

    Huntington Central Park spans 350 acres and includes a nature center, Frisbee golf course, equestrian center and fish stoked lakes.

  • California's Gold - Centennial Farm (Season 18 Episode 15)
    Season 18 Episode 15:

    Centennial Farm

    A four-acre working farm, Centennial Farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock and the Millennium Barn.

  • California's Gold - Pacific Asia Museum (Season 18 Episode 14)
    Season 18 Episode 14:

    Pacific Asia Museum

    The Pacific Asia Museum is dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

  • California's Gold - Lopez-Hill House (Season 18 Episode 13)
    Season 18 Episode 13:

    Lopez-Hill House

    Renovation of the Victorian-style home built in Bakersfield, Calif., in 1909.

  • California's Gold - Sharktooth Hill (Season 18 Episode 12)
    Season 18 Episode 12:

    Sharktooth Hill

  • California's Gold - Moon Trees (Season 18 Episode 11)
    Season 18 Episode 11:

    Moon Trees

    The search for tree seeds scattered across the world after Apollo 14's 1971 mission.

  • California's Gold - Trees of Mystery (Season 18 Episode 10)
    Season 18 Episode 10:

    Trees of Mystery

  • California's Gold - Norconian Resort (Season 18 Episode 9)
    Season 18 Episode 9:

    Norconian Resort

    Huell Travels to Norco and tours the Norconian Resort.

  • California's Gold - Pet Cemetery (Season 18 Episode 8)
    Season 18 Episode 8:

    Pet Cemetery

    The resting places for Toto from "The Wizard of Oz," Old Blue, Arnold the pig from "Green Acres," Benji and Pete from "Our Gang."

  • California's Gold - Yosemite Buildings (Season 18 Episode 7)
    Season 18 Episode 7:

    Yosemite Buildings

    An amazing human history is told through some of the many buildings that dot the valley floor.

  • California's Gold - Yosemite Railroad (Season 18 Episode 6)
    Season 18 Episode 6:

    Yosemite Railroad

    The historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

  • California's Gold - Skimboarding (Season 18 Episode 5)
    Season 18 Episode 5:

    Skimboarding

    Skimboarding at Laguna Beach.

  • California's Gold - Sea Urchins (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    Sea Urchins

    An urchin-diving adventure off the Channel Islands.

  • California's Gold - Catalina Arabian Ranch (Season 18 Episode 3)
    Season 18 Episode 3:

    Catalina Arabian Ranch

    Arabian horse ranch.

  • California's Gold - Roads Go Thru (Season 18 Episode 2)
    Season 18 Episode 2:

    Roads Go Thru

    Beale's Cut and Groveland.

  • California's Gold - Spontaneous Adventures (Season 18 Episode 1)
    Season 18 Episode 1:

    Spontaneous Adventures

    The Monterey Custom House; the tallest bridge in California; the community of Cool.

  • California's Gold - Trout (Season 17 Episode 12)
    Season 17 Episode 12:

    Trout

    Trout drop from an airplane into high mountain lakes.

  • California's Gold - Tecate Train (Season 17 Episode 11)
    Season 17 Episode 11:

    Tecate Train

    A train ride to Tecate, Mexico, for a tour of a beer factory and the historical plaza area.

  • California's Gold - The Lost Golden Spike (Season 17 Episode 10)
    Season 17 Episode 10:

    The Lost Golden Spike

    Visits to Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center and the California State Railroad Museum provide details about the lost spike of the Transcontinental Railroad.

  • California's Gold - Solano Train Ferry (Season 17 Episode 9)
    Season 17 Episode 9:

    Solano Train Ferry

    The steamer CPRR Solano, 424 feet by 116 feet, ferries trains and passengers between Port Costa and Benicia during the years 1879 to 1930.

  • California's Gold - Warnors Theatre (Season 17 Episode 8)
    Season 17 Episode 8:

    Warnors Theatre

    Frank Caglia buys the Warnors Theatre in Fresno in 1973 and restores it and its pipe organ to their former luster.

  • California's Gold - Photoplayer (Season 17 Episode 7)
    Season 17 Episode 7:

    Photoplayer

  • California's Gold - Printing Museum (Season 17 Episode 6)
    Season 17 Episode 6:

    Printing Museum

  • California's Gold - Noriega's (Season 17 Episode 5)
    Season 17 Episode 5:

    Noriega's

    Noriega's Basque restaurant in Bakersfield.

  • California's Gold - Cotton (Season 17 Episode 4)
    Season 17 Episode 4:

    Cotton

    Buttonwillow, the self-proclaimed "Cotton Capital of California."

  • California's Gold - Things Beside the Road (Season 17 Episode 3)
    Season 17 Episode 3:

    Things Beside the Road

    A 49er RV park; an air museum; Eureka.

  • California's Gold - Aztec/Wigwam (Season 17 Episode 2)
    Season 17 Episode 2:

    Aztec/Wigwam

  • California's Gold - Ladybugs (Season 17 Episode 1)
    Season 17 Episode 1:

    Ladybugs

  • California's Gold - Sea Caves (Season 16 Episode 10)
    Season 16 Episode 10:

    Sea Caves

    Exploring the sea caves at Santa Cruz Island by kayak.

  • California's Gold - Wild Horse Sanctuary (Season 16 Episode 9)
    Season 16 Episode 9:

    Wild Horse Sanctuary

    The Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown.

  • California's Gold - Salmon Fishing (Season 16 Episode 8)
    Season 16 Episode 8:

    Salmon Fishing

    A trip to Eureka with members of the Yurok tribe.

  • California's Gold - Ships in a Bottle (Season 16 Episode 7)
    Season 16 Episode 7:

    Ships in a Bottle

    Building ships in a bottle at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

  • California's Gold - Swimsuits (Season 16 Episode 6)
    Season 16 Episode 6:

    Swimsuits

    A Hollywood costume designer explains how California culture influences what people wear to the shore.

  • California's Gold - Tidepools (Season 16 Episode 5)
    Season 16 Episode 5:

    Tidepools

    Tide pools at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego.

  • California's Gold - Hops (Season 16 Episode 4)
    Season 16 Episode 4:

    Hops

  • California's Gold - Songbird of Manzanar (Season 16 Episode 3)
    Season 16 Episode 3:

    Songbird of Manzanar

    Mary Kageyama Nomura sang at the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II.

  • California's Gold - Scotia (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    Scotia

    The logging town of Scotia played a vital role in modern forestry development.

  • California's Gold - Mammoths (Season 16 Episode 1)
    Season 16 Episode 1:

    Mammoths

    Columbian mammoths at the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles and the Sonoma Coast State Beach.

  • California's Gold - Avocado (Season 15 Episode 12)
    Season 15 Episode 12:

    Avocado

    Avocados.

  • California's Gold - Busch Gardens (Season 15 Episode 11)
    Season 15 Episode 11:

    Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens.

  • California's Gold - Bicycles (Season 15 Episode 10)
    Season 15 Episode 10:

    Bicycles

    Bicycles.

  • California's Gold - Side Cars (Season 15 Episode 9)
    Season 15 Episode 9:

    Side Cars

    The 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.

  • California's Gold - Circus Trees (Season 15 Episode 8)
    Season 15 Episode 8:

    Circus Trees

    Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park features the Tree Circus.

  • California's Gold - Skunk Train (Season 15 Episode 7)
    Season 15 Episode 7:

    Skunk Train

    Following the "Redwood Route" of the Skunk Train, which began as a logging train transporting lumber to the Mendocino Coast.

  • California's Gold - Muybridge (Season 15 Episode 6)
    Season 15 Episode 6:

    Muybridge

    Photographer Eadweard Muybridge captures animals in motion.

  • California's Gold - L.A. Air Raid (Season 15 Episode 5)
    Season 15 Episode 5:

    L.A. Air Raid

    The Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro and the Los Angeles air raid of February 1942.

  • California's Gold - Catalina Cubs (Season 15 Episode 4)
    Season 15 Episode 4:

    Catalina Cubs

    Chicago millionaire William Wrigley brought excitement to the Catalina Islnad with his Chicago Cubs baseball team.

  • California's Gold - Masonic Cave (Season 15 Episode 3)
    Season 15 Episode 3:

    Masonic Cave

    The mysterious cave in the mountain community called Volcano in Amador County.

  • California's Gold - Sequoia Black History (Season 15 Episode 2)
    Season 15 Episode 2:

    Sequoia Black History

    The centennial celebration of Col. Charles Young's tenure as superintendent at Sequoia National Park.

  • California's Gold - Teardrops (Season 15 Episode 1)
    Season 15 Episode 1:

    Teardrops

    Classic teardrop trailers which sleep two and have built-in kitchens.

  • California's Gold - Barns (Season 14 Episode 12)
    Season 14 Episode 12:

    Barns

    The site of Walt Disney's model trains control center; the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo.

  • California's Gold - Holcomb Valley (Season 14 Episode 11)
    Season 14 Episode 11:

    Holcomb Valley

  • California's Gold - Beach Traditions (Season 14 Episode 10)
    Season 14 Episode 10:

    Beach Traditions

    Beach rituals; abalone barbecue; surfing lessons.

  • California's Gold - Monterey Trees (Season 14 Episode 9)
    Season 14 Episode 9:

    Monterey Trees

    Two trees in Monterey, including the Lone Cypress, a 200-300-year-old tree which stands alone.

  • California's Gold - Little Manila (Season 14 Episode 8)
    Season 14 Episode 8:

    Little Manila

    The Filipino heritage of Little Manila in Stockton.

  • California's Gold - Desert Tower (Season 14 Episode 7)
    Season 14 Episode 7:

    Desert Tower

    The stone structure of the Desert View Tower honors the pioneers who struggled across the desert.

  • California's Gold - Tuolumne Meadows (Season 14 Episode 6)
    Season 14 Episode 6:

    Tuolumne Meadows

    Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows.

  • California's Gold - John Muir (Season 14 Episode 5)
    Season 14 Episode 5:

    John Muir

    Naturalist and conservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892 to protect Yosemite National Park.

  • California's Gold - Old-Fashioned Harvest (Season 14 Episode 4)
    Season 14 Episode 4:

    Old-Fashioned Harvest

    Harvest participants use vintage farming equipment and techniques.

  • California's Gold - Pismo Clams (Season 14 Episode 3)
    Season 14 Episode 3:

    Pismo Clams

    How the famous clams helped create the classic California beach town.

  • California's Gold - Squeegee (Season 14 Episode 2)
    Season 14 Episode 2:

    Squeegee

    A visit to the Ettore Corporation in Oakland to learn about squeegees developed in 1936.

  • California's Gold - Quilts (Season 14 Episode 1)
    Season 14 Episode 1:

    Quilts

    California life seen through quilts covering over 100 years of history.

  • California's Gold - Mattress (Season 13 Episode 13)
    Season 13 Episode 13:

    Mattress

    The McRoskey Airflex Mattress Company in San Francisco, which has been in business since 1899.

  • California's Gold - Manzanar (Season 13 Episode 12)
    Season 13 Episode 12:

    Manzanar

    Manzanar War Relocation Center, one of ten camps where Japanese-American citizens were interned during World War II.

  • California's Gold - Nitt Witt Ridge (Season 13 Episode 11)
    Season 13 Episode 11:

    Nitt Witt Ridge

    Nitt Witt Ridge in Cambria Pines, a folk art home built from cement and objects such as bottle caps and toilet seats.

  • California's Gold - Turtle Bay Museum (Season 13 Episode 10)
    Season 13 Episode 10:

    Turtle Bay Museum

    Sacramento River watershed; the Turtle Bay Museum; Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

  • California's Gold - Corona Road Race (Season 13 Episode 9)
    Season 13 Episode 9:

    Corona Road Race

    Re-creating the Corona Road Races with vintage cars and someone who had attended the 1916 race.

  • California's Gold - Missing San Francisco (Season 13 Episode 8)
    Season 13 Episode 8:

    Missing San Francisco

    San Francisco Bay steam ferryboat; San Diego Maritime Museum; Fox Theatre organ.

  • California's Gold - Drawbridge (Season 13 Episode 7)
    Season 13 Episode 7:

    Drawbridge

    A tour of Drawbridge Island which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay.

  • California's Gold - Fire Steamer (Season 13 Episode 6)
    Season 13 Episode 6:

    Fire Steamer

    State's firefighting history; fire engines.

  • California's Gold - Erle Stanley Gardner (Season 13 Episode 5)
    Season 13 Episode 5:

    Erle Stanley Gardner

    Huell visits the former home of Erle Stanley Gardner accompanied by a longtime ranch manager, one of Gardner's secretaries and Gardner's widow, Jean.

  • California's Gold - Sub-Net (Season 13 Episode 4)
    Season 13 Episode 4:

    Sub-Net

    The site of the World War II anti-submarine net designed to keep the Japanese submarines out of San Francisco.

  • California's Gold - Fire Lookout (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:

    Fire Lookout

    Sequoia National Forest's Buck Rock Fire Lookout, one of the first fire detection locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  • California's Gold - Modjeska House (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:

    Modjeska House

    The home and gardens of Polish stage actress Helena Modjeska.

  • California's Gold - White House (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    White House

    The Hobby City Doll and Toy Museum's half-scale replica of the White House; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

  • California's Gold - Trees (Season 12 Episode 14)
    Season 12 Episode 14:

    Trees

    Large trees; Moreton Bay fig; California live oak; General Grant.

  • California's Gold - Windmills (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Windmills

    San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has a Dutch windmill.

  • California's Gold - Giant Rock (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Giant Rock

    Considered to be the world's largest free-standing boulder, Giant Rock was the site of numerous UFO conventions.

  • California's Gold - California/China Connection (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    California/China Connection

    Golden State Bonsai Collection; the Social Saloon of the SS China.

  • California's Gold - Beaches (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Beaches

    Fort Bragg beach; glass; Patricks Point State Park; agates.

  • California's Gold - Vernal Pools (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Vernal Pools

    Natural pools near Sacramento.

  • California's Gold - Will Rogers (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Will Rogers

    Tour of the Will Rogers State Historic Park.

  • California's Gold - Zamboni (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Zamboni

    Zamboni; ice cleaning.

  • California's Gold - Little Hollywood Cars (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Little Hollywood Cars

    The world's largest collection of 1930s American Austin cars; miniature movie cars used to replicate crashes.

  • California's Gold - Farmworker's Breakfast (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Farmworker's Breakfast

  • California's Gold - Pyramid (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Pyramid

    Touring the pyramid-shaped Transamerica building, an easily identifiable landmark along the San Francisco skyline.

  • California's Gold - Egyptian Museum (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Egyptian Museum

    The exhibits at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, whose structure was based on the Temple of Amon at Karnak.

  • California's Gold - Dune Buggy (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Dune Buggy

    Taking a ride with Bruce Meyers, inventor of the Dune Buggy.

  • California's Gold - Clear Lake (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:

    Clear Lake

    Taking a trip to the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, located at the southeast end of Clear Lake.

  • California's Gold - The Emperor and the President (Season 11 Episode 13)
    Season 11 Episode 13:

    The Emperor and the President

    William Ide becomes president of California after the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846; self-proclaimed emperor.

  • California's Gold - Monarchs (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    Monarchs

    The monarch butterfly overwintering site at Pismo State Beach, the largest in the world.

  • California's Gold - Under Lake Arrowhead (Season 11 Episode 11)
    Season 11 Episode 11:

    Under Lake Arrowhead

    Walking along, and then under, Lake Arrowhead, through manmade tunnels to help irrigate the San Bernadino area.

  • California's Gold - State Library Treasures (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    State Library Treasures

    Items on display at the California State Library, including a 17th-century map and the state's first newspaper.

  • California's Gold - Historic Chickens (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    Historic Chickens

    The importance the poultry industry played in development of the town of Petaluma.

  • California's Gold - San Francisco Cemeteries (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    San Francisco Cemeteries

    San Francisco's few remaining cemeteries.

  • California's Gold - Nixon's Birthplace (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Nixon's Birthplace

    Julie Nixon Eisenhower leads a tour of the farm where her father was born and raised.

  • California's Gold - Hot Creek (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    Hot Creek

    Soaking in the hot creeks of the Inyo National Forest, located in the eastern Sierra Madre Mountains.

  • California's Gold - Mudpots (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Mudpots

    Public and private lands that featuring bubbling mudpots; the work of mudpot photographer Jack Hobart.

  • California's Gold - Bird Rock (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Bird Rock

    Bird Rock, near Santa Catalina Island.

  • California's Gold - Swallows (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Swallows

    Swallows; parade.

  • California's Gold - Pt. Sur Lighthouse (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Pt. Sur Lighthouse

    The Point Sur Lighthouse, the last turn-of-the century lighthouse still operating in California.

  • California's Gold - First Theater (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    First Theater

    Two 19th-century theaters, one in Monterey and the other in Sacramento, that continue to operate to this this day.

  • California's Gold - Abalone (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    Abalone

    The history of the nearly extinct abalone, from its place in American Indian culture to Japanese fishing efforts.

  • California's Gold - Devil's Postpile (Season 10 Episode 11)
    Season 10 Episode 11:

    Devil's Postpile

    A massive natural rock formation resembles a towering cathedral pipe organ.

  • California's Gold - Lompoc Mural (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    Lompoc Mural

    The 12-acre flag comprised of red, white and blue flowers that was Lompoc's way of supporting the war effort in 1942.

  • California's Gold - Flying Fish (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Flying Fish

    The 75th anniversary cruise of Flying Fish Tours.

  • California's Gold - Wine (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Wine

    Wine history; winery; vineyards.

  • California's Gold - Muscle Beach (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    Muscle Beach

    Efforts to restore Muscle Beach to its original glory.

  • California's Gold - Trestle (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Trestle

    The construction of the San Diego & Arizona Railway between 1907-1912; a 1932 Model A railbus; the abandoned Goat Canyon Trestle.

  • California's Gold - Things That Come Back (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    Things That Come Back

    The revitalized Tulare Lake, once choked off by farmers in the 1930s; remember California's northern gold rush.

  • California's Gold - San Onofre Beach (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    San Onofre Beach

    Surfing at San Onofre Beach in San Diego County.

  • California's Gold - Kaiser Shipyard (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    Kaiser Shipyard

    A tour of the Kaiser Shipyard, instrumental in building warships during World War II.

  • California's Gold - Hidden Alcatraz (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Hidden Alcatraz

    The tunnels and caves of Alcatraz Island.

  • California's Gold - Salt (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Salt

    The Cargill Salt Co. in San Francisco has produced salt since the gold rush.

  • California's Gold - Shasta Dam (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Shasta Dam

    A chat with the people who built the historic Shasta Dam.

  • California's Gold - Arrowhead Springs (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    Arrowhead Springs

    A visit to the ritzy Arrowhead Spring Hotel, a favorite with Hollywood celebrities for its hidden caves and hot water baths.

  • California's Gold - Citrus (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Citrus

    Citrus triggers massive migration.

  • California's Gold - Big Things in the Desert (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Big Things in the Desert

    The Borax pits; the JPL Deep Space Network radio telescope; a wind farm located near Palm Springs.

  • California's Gold - See's Candy (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    See's Candy

    A visit to the See's Candy Company and the oldest See's Candy store still in operation.

  • California's Gold - San Luis Obispo Chinatown (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    San Luis Obispo Chinatown

    A visit to a former thriving community where hundreds came in search of opportunities on ranches and railroads.

  • California's Gold - China Clipper (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    China Clipper

    Pan American's Treasure Island terminal was home to the "Clipper" fleet of planes in the 1930s.

  • California's Gold - Delta Queen (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Delta Queen

    The famous Mississippi River steamboat was actually built in California in the late 1920s.

  • California's Gold - Guadalupe (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Guadalupe

    The rich cultural heritage and farm land of the town of Guadalupe, located in the Santa Maria Valley.

  • California's Gold - Blue Angels (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Blue Angels

    Huell Howser takes a ride with the world famous Blue Angels who winter at El Centro's Naval Air Facility.

  • California's Gold - Coloma (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Coloma

    The small Sierra foothills town where gold was discovered in the 1840s, leading to the California Gold Rush.

  • California's Gold - San Miguel Island (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    San Miguel Island

    History buffs re-create Juan Rodiquez Cabrillo's landing on San Miguel island in 1542.

  • California's Gold - Snow and Ice (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    Snow and Ice

    A historic look back at winter, from the way ice was harvested a century ago to the purpose of giant snow sheds.

  • California's Gold - Vandenberg (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Vandenberg

    Touring the Vandenberg Air Force base, site of the first satellite launch in California.

  • California's Gold - Bit and Pieces (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Bit and Pieces

    Visits to a field of marigolds, an ostrich farm and a two-story outhouse.

  • California's Gold - Wind (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Wind

    Making wind for the movies and for aerodynamic testing; the windy Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • California's Gold - Mule Days (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Mule Days

    Huell Howser travels to Bishop for the annual festival that celebrates the talents of mules.

  • California's Gold - Paradise (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Paradise

    Miners in 1859 discovered a 54-pound gold nugget, inspiring the annual Gold Nugget Days Celebration.

  • California's Gold - Slab City (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Slab City

    Unusual sights in the agricultural town of Niland and the informal community known as Slab City.

  • California's Gold - Wooden Boats (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Wooden Boats

    The preserved and restored wooden boats of Lake Tahoe at the 24th Annual Concours d' Elegance.

  • California's Gold - Mount San Jacinto (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Mount San Jacinto

    Two great feats of engineering within the Mount San Jacinto Mountains, including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

  • California's Gold - Rocks in the Water (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Rocks in the Water

    Visit Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay on Fannette Island, Humbolt Bay and the Mojave.

  • California's Gold - Railcars (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Railcars

    Host Huell Howser visits the U.S. National Handcar Race at the State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

  • California's Gold - Quicksilver (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Quicksilver

    A community established around first mine opened in California in 1845, the New Almaden Mine.

  • California's Gold - Japanese Tea Garden (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Japanese Tea Garden

    San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden; The Midwinter International Exposition of 1894; landscape designer M. Hagiwara.

  • California's Gold - Santa Rosa Island (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Santa Rosa Island

    The natural wonders and history of Santa Rosa Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.

  • California's Gold - San Juan Bautista (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    San Juan Bautista

    A visit to San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, a historic "Old California" town.

  • California's Gold - Camels and Bison (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Camels and Bison

    Catalina Island; buffalo; Fort Tejon State Historic Park; camels.

  • California's Gold - Dry Lake Bed (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Dry Lake Bed

    Edwards Air Force Base; the Mojave Desert; speed trials course for auto racers.

  • California's Gold - Neat Houses (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Neat Houses

    Historic homes; the Governor's Mansion; an old hermit's cabin.

  • California's Gold - Yosemite Firefall (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Yosemite Firefall

    Visiting Yosemite National Park, where park employees continue a 100-year-old summer tradition.

  • California's Gold - Suisun Bay (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Suisun Bay

    A visit to Suisun Bay, where hundreds of ships are kept as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

  • California's Gold - Mare Island (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Mare Island

    A rare tour of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and interviews with former workers.

  • California's Gold - California Firsts (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    California Firsts

    The first spot where gold was discovered, the first commercial oil well and the first national transmission of electricity.

  • California's Gold - California Pools (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    California Pools

    The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; Los Angeles Swimming Arena; the Sutro Baths; Fleishhacker Pool.

  • California's Gold - Lighthouse (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Lighthouse

    The now-abandoned St. George Reef Lighthouse, eight miles off the Northern California Coast.

  • California's Gold - McCloud (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    McCloud

    The small town of McCloud; historic buildings; square dance; McCloud River Railroad.

  • California's Gold - Folsom Prison (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Folsom Prison

    Touring the landmark Folsom Prison, including the chapel, China Hill and the prison graveyard.

  • California's Gold - California Zephyr (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    California Zephyr

    Revisiting the famous California Zephyr train that ran between Oakland and Chicago for two decades.

  • California's Gold - Oil (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Oil

    The Midway-Sunset Field; Lakeview Gusher; Mobil Oil facilities.

  • California's Gold - Center of California (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Center of California

    Touring several towns claiming to be the geographical center of the state.

  • California's Gold - Scotty's Castle (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Scotty's Castle

    Touring Walter Scott's famous castle located in the desert of Death Valley.

  • California's Gold - Life in Death Valley (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Life in Death Valley

    Death Valley is host to a variety of living things, including pupfish and miniature wildflowers.

  • California's Gold - Hidden Gold (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Hidden Gold

    The preserved dinosaurs of the La Brea Tar Pits; relics from the early European settlement at the Presidio.

  • California's Gold - Important Places (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Important Places

    A Vietnamese refugee camp; the Sherman Indian High School and Museum.

  • California's Gold - Olives and Berries (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Olives and Berries

    The Graber family olive orchards of the San Joaquin Valley; Orange County's Knott's Berry Farm.

  • California's Gold - Huts and Hangars (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Huts and Hangars

    A tour of the Tustin blimp hangars; quonset huts at Port Hueneme and Camp Pendleton.

  • California's Gold - Weedpatch (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Weedpatch

    The historic "Weedpatch Camp," a federal labor and living facility for migrant farm workers during the Depression.

  • California's Gold - Keeping Cool (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Keeping Cool

    Ways that Californians keep cool in the deserts, including "desert submarines" in Indio.

  • California's Gold - On Stage (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    On Stage

    Two unique outdoor theaters: Balboa Park in San Diego and the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

  • California's Gold - Kelp (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Kelp

    Underwater kelp forests are explored, from Monterey Bay to San Diego.

  • California's Gold - Under California (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Under California

    The story of horticulturist Baldasare Forestiere's "Underground Gardens"; "Burro" Schmidt's tunnel through Copper Mountain.

  • California's Gold - Santa Barbara Island (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Santa Barbara Island

    Park ranger Beth Fulsom leads a tour of Santa Barbara Island.

  • California's Gold - San Luis Obispo Train (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    San Luis Obispo Train

    San Luis Obispo celebrates the arrival of the first steam train.

  • California's Gold - California Flowers (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    California Flowers

    A floral tour visits Daffodil Hill, Carlsbad Ranch and the poppy reserve.

  • California's Gold - California's State Parks (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    California's State Parks

    Providence Mountains Recreation Area; Indian Grinding Rock Historic Park.

  • California's Gold - Wings Over California (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Wings Over California

    Visits to the Catalina Island pigeon courier service and the 29 Palms Air Academy.

  • California's Gold - California Companies (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    California Companies

    Studebaker and Levi Strauss & Co. during the California gold rush.

  • California's Gold - Jack London (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Jack London

    Jack London was one of the most successful novelists of his day.

  • California's Gold - Water Under Pressure (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Water Under Pressure

    Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park; Old Faithful.

  • California's Gold - Terra Cotta (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Terra Cotta

    A visit to America's sole remaining manufacturer of decorative architectural terra cotta in Lincoln, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Hard to Get To (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Hard to Get To

    The White Mountains; mule-trekking in Yosemite.

  • California's Gold - Amboy (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Amboy

    A historic, two-lane road cuts through the Mojave Desert.

  • California's Gold - World War II (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    World War II

    German floating crane; 1942 attack on Ellwood's oil fields.

  • California's Gold - Angel Island (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Angel Island

    A park ranger leads a tour of Angel Island.

  • California's Gold - Golden Gate Bridge (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Golden Gate Bridge

    A close look at the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • California's Gold - Mariachi (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Mariachi

    The history of mariachi music.

  • California's Gold - Our State's Front Yard (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Our State's Front Yard

    A tour of Capitol Park.

  • California's Gold - Joshua Tree (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree National Monument.

  • California's Gold - Islands (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Islands

    Annual Catalina Ski Race; San Nicolas Island.

  • California's Gold - Historic Horses (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Historic Horses

    Arabian horse center; history of the pony express.

  • California's Gold - Buried Treasure (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Buried Treasure

    Huell Howser visits the towns of Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County and Alleghany in Sierra County.

  • California's Gold - Nisei Parade and Little Tokyo (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Nisei Parade and Little Tokyo

    Los Angeles' Japanese-American community, festivities and exhibits.

  • California's Gold - Mono Lake (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Mono Lake

    Mono Lake, one of America's oldest and most beautiful lakes, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada range.

  • California's Gold - Bodie (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Bodie

    A tour of Bodie, Calif., an authentic ghost town in the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

  • California's Gold - Things That Crawl in the Night (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Things That Crawl in the Night

    Two unique examples of nocturnal California wildlife on Carrizo Plain and Cabrillo Beach.

  • California's Gold - A Tale of Two Cities (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Huell Howser attends an annual jubilee at the Allensworth State Historic Park and visits Kernville.

  • California's Gold - Buildings (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Buildings

    Huell Howser visits the Bayliss Branch Library, the Twentynine Palms old schoolhouse and the Apple Pan diner.

  • California's Gold - Community Celebrations (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Community Celebrations

    Bok Kai Festival; tribute to Abe Lincoln; Sierra Madre wisteria.

  • California's Gold - Blossom Trails (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Blossom Trails

    The Mennonite Quilt Center and other stops in the historic farming community of Reedley in Fresno County.

  • California's Gold - Singing Cowboys (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Singing Cowboys

    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans sing; Herb Jeffries; 17th annual Black Cowboy Parade in Oakland.

  • California's Gold - Devil's Jaw (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Devil's Jaw

    Honda Point ("Devil's Jaw"); La Purisima Mission.

  • California's Gold - A Closer Look (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A Closer Look

    A preserved wooden plank road in El Centro; Camp Lockett mounted Army unit reunion.

  • California's Gold - Gold Country (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Gold Country

    Columbia's Poison Oak Show; the first suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River.

  • California's Gold - Lost Sierra (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Lost Sierra

    A trip to the "lost Sierras," and a visit to the Mountain Messenger, California's oldest weekly newspaper.

  • California's Gold - Natural Wonders (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Natural Wonders

    Redwood National Park; Morro Rock on the central coast; the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.

  • California's Gold - Ships (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Ships

    A traditional Yurok canoe; a concrete boat near Seacliff Beach; a lightship.

  • California's Gold - Trains (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Trains

    Host Huell Howser rides a restored steam locomotive and visits Railfair in Sacramento.

  • California's Gold - Traditions (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Traditions

    Three traditions that form part of the Golden State's history and folklore.

  • California's Gold - Preserving the Past (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Preserving the Past

    The Sacramento River town of Locke; a San Diego County antique tractor show and threshing bee.

  • California's Gold - L.A. Adventures (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    L.A. Adventures

    Searching for the buried bridge on the UCLA campus and a grapefruit tree in Little Tokyo.

  • California's Gold - Santa Cruz (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Santa Cruz

    The boardwalk at Santa Cruz; the Surfing Museum; the inventor of the wetsuit.

  • California's Gold - Head for the Borders (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Head for the Borders

    A visit to Tule Lake near the Oregon border; Calexico's Mexican-American heritage.

  • California's Gold - L.A. to San Francisco Bay (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    L.A. to San Francisco Bay

    Watts Towers; San Francisco; sourdough bread.

  • California's Gold - Central Coast (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Central Coast

    The world's first motel in San Luis Obispo; a former stagecoach stop; the Oceano dunes.

  • California's Gold - Living History (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Living History

    The state's official tall sailing ship; Fort Ross State Park contains a fort established by Russians.

  • California's Gold - Farallon Islands (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    Farallon Islands

    A group of rocks 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco makes up the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge.

  • California's Gold - John Muir Special (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    John Muir Special

    In 1892, naturalist John Muir founds the Sierra Club to protect the newly created Yosemite National Park.

  • California's Gold - Desert Adventures (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    Desert Adventures

    Mud pots; Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain.

  • California's Gold - Coachella Music Festival (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Coachella Music Festival

  • California's Gold - Big Creek (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    Big Creek

    Southern California Edison's Big Creek, an engineering work of art completed in 1929.

  • California's Gold - EPISODE: 39 (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    EPISODE: 39

  • California's Gold - Mono Lake Today (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    Mono Lake Today

    How Mono Lake has changed over the past 15 years, including its tufa towers and migratory birds.

  • California's Gold - Owens River (Season 1 Episode 37)
    Season 1 Episode 37:

    Owens River

  • California's Gold - Delta Ecotour (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Delta Ecotour

    A cruise aboard the Tule Queen travels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

  • California's Gold - Anaheim (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Anaheim

  • California's Gold - Aircraft Carriers (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Aircraft Carriers

    Two aircraft carriers that now serve as museums are the USS Midway in San Diego and the USS Hornet in Alameda, Calif.

  • California's Gold - Wasco (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Wasco

    The small town of Wasco, Calif., harvests and packages, then ships roses and rose bushes all over the country.

  • California's Gold - Hollywood Sign (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    Hollywood Sign

    The history of the HOLLYWOOD sign, from 1923 to the present, includes its reconstruction in 1978.

  • California's Gold - Carrizo Plain (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    Carrizo Plain

  • California's Gold - Tejon Ranch (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Tejon Ranch

  • California's Gold - Railroad Special (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Railroad Special

  • California's Gold - Reagan Ranch (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Reagan Ranch

    The Reagan ranch in Santa Barbara County.

  • California's Gold - Traveler (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Traveler

    People care for University of Southern California mascot Traveler, a white horse.

  • California's Gold - Springtime in Death Valley (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Springtime in Death Valley

    A visual tour of Death Valley features its seasonal flowers.

  • California's Gold - El Camino Real Bells (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    El Camino Real Bells

    The Kings Highway quickly becomes Old California's first superhighway, connecting the territory's 21 missions.

  • California's Gold - Tuba Christmas (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Tuba Christmas

    Tuba players perform traditional holiday songs.

  • California's Gold - Holiday Star (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Holiday Star

    Devastating wildfires destroy a community's holiday star.

  • California's Gold - Shades of California (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Shades of California

    Libraries throughout the state gather family photos from the public for a California State Library collection.

  • California's Gold - Boeing (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Boeing

    The production line of C-17 transports at the Boeing plant.

  • California's Gold - Half Dome (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Half Dome

    A 16.5-mile hike ending in a climb to the summit of Half Dome, reaching 8,842 feet.

  • California's Gold - John Muir (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    John Muir

    Conservationist John Muir; Yosemite Falls.

  • California's Gold - Indian History (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Indian History

    Reconstructed Ahwaneechee Indian village.

  • California's Gold - Wawona (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Wawona

    The Yosemite Pioneer History Center and what it was like in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • California's Gold - Quartzite (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Quartzite

    Huell Howser visits Quartzite, Ariz.

  • California's Gold - Nacimientos (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Nacimientos

    Huell Howser visits two families that create nacimientos, or Nativity scenes, each year.

  • California's Gold - Wedding of the Waters (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Wedding of the Waters

    A gourd full of water from a lake on the side of Mount Whitney is taken to a lake in Death Valley to recreate the 1937 celebration of a new road opening.

  • California's Gold - Gold Special (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Gold Special

    The 152nd anniversary of the discovery of gold in California.

  • California's Gold - Sinatra's House (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Sinatra's House

  • California's Gold - Poinsettias (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Poinsettias

    How German immigrant Albert Ecke's love of the wild poinsettia lead to its becoming a symbol of the holiday season.

  • California's Gold - Japanese-American Home Movies (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Japanese-American Home Movies

    Host Huell Howser visits L.A.'s Japanese American National Museum for a firsthand look at many remarkable home movies.

  • California's Gold - California's Gold (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    California's Gold

    "Theme" building; Grand Central Market; buried bridge.

  • California's Gold - Cornish Christmas (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Cornish Christmas

    The Cornish Carol Choir sings holiday tunes inside a gold mine.

  • California's Gold - The Inaugural Special (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Inaugural Special

    A visit with California's 36th governor, Pete Wilson, as he prepares his inaugural speech.

  • California's Gold - California Schools (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    California Schools

    Four successful schools in the state.

  • California's Gold - Special Olympics (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Special Olympics

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the California Special Olympics.

  • California's Gold - Viewfinder: California Dreamer (Special)
    Special:

    Viewfinder: California Dreamer

  • California's Gold - Frank Sinatra Special (Special)
    Special:

    Frank Sinatra Special

    Tour of Frank Sinatra's home in Palm Springs, Calif.

  • California's Gold - East-Side Reservoir (Special)
    Special:

    East-Side Reservoir

    Eastside Reservoir.

  • California's Gold - California Water (Special)
    Special:

    California Water

    The Colorado River Aqueduct.

  • California's Gold - Special (Special)
    Special:

    Special

    State flower; the Sierras; bristlecone pine; Yosemite National Park.

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