Huell Howser

Where's Huell? (October 4-10)

This week: badminton, pet cemeteries, and Oildorado.

Monday - October 4, 7:30pm: Globe Mills - You may never heard of a neighborhood with name “Alkali Flats”, but its Sacramento’s oldest and has gone through an amazing renaissance. Once a derelict area filled with falling-down Victorians, it’s now the pride of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.


Tuesday - October 5, 7:30pm: Geothermal - Huell heads south to the small town of Heber to visit Ormat Technologies geothermal plant. From the earliest native peoples to the mud loving "spa' enthusiasts, this area has a rich history of harnessing the "heat" bubbling up from the ground. Iceland is a far way from California, but its Blue Lagoon houses one of the most notable geothermal plants in the world.


Wednesday - October 6, 7:30pm: San Diego County Fair - In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural fair to bring county farmers together to share ideas, see who had the best citrus fruit, who baked the best pie, and who had the fastest horse. In 1936 it moved to its current location at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. With the support of Bing Crosby and his Hollywood pals, the racetrack became and continues to be a focal point of this beautiful fairground. In 1946 actor Tom Hernandez was hired to portray the character of “Don Diego” who would become the symbol for the fair over the next 37 years as he welcomed fairgoers with his hat in hand and signature "Bienvenidos, Amigos."


Thursday - October 7, 7:30pm: Pet Cemetery - Huell goes in search of some of our most permanent residents in this episode of California's Gold. We'll see where some of TV & Film's most famous animals are resting in peace.


Friday - October 8, 7:30pm: Vintage Electric Cars - Huell visits the Nethercut Museum in Sylmar to see the very first electric cars which were manufactured in the early 20th century.


Saturday - October 9, 7pm: City of Orange - We'll visit Watson's Drugstore which has been serving milkshakes and filling prescriptions since 1899, and the Orange County Badminton Club which is the largest badminton facility in the Western Hemisphere


Sunday - October 10, 7pm: Oildorado - Huell attends the city of Taft's 95 anniversary, a celebration filled with food, parades, dances and many other activities. It's a tribute to the families which make up the community, as well as its rich oil history.



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