This Week on 'California's Gold with Huell Howser' -- Desert Tower and Farallon Islands

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Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "A Tale of Two Cities"

Visit Allensworth, California's only community founded, financed, and governed by African Americans during the early 1900s. Huell tours old and new Kernville and goes whitewater rafting down the scenic Kern River -- one of the nation's fastest flowing rivers.

Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Desert Tower"

The Desert View Tower stands 3,000 feet above sea level, three miles east of Jacumba in the Imperial Valley. The four-story, cut-stone structure was built in the 1920s by Bert Vaughn, who owned the town of Jacumba. The pre-highway trek to the Pacific Coast was arduous so Vaughn commemorated the pioneers who struggled across the arid desert. Join Huell as he climbs to the top of the tower to see the spectacular views of the desert below.

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Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Ladybugs"

Huell goes on a ladybug hunt in a secret location and discovers where ladybugs really come from. You'll be surprised and overwhelmed by what he uncovers.

Saturday@ 5:00PM -- "Farallon Islands"

Huell spends the day with biologists who live on the Farallon Islands, known as California's Galapagos, found 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco. These wild and remote islands are rich with not only flora and fauna, but human history as well.

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