California's Gold with Huell Howser | KCET
California's Gold with Huell Howser
Huell Howser's signature series has been exploring the Golden State's rich history, cultural diversity, natural wonders, and amazing people for over 20 years.
In conjunction with a "lost" never-before-seen episode of California's Gold with Huell Howser, "Lummis House," Artbound's season debut episode, "Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West," will be airing on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m.
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Huell visits Newport Beach to learn about two historic "boats." Family owned since 1919, Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula.
Travel with Huell to Sequoia National Forest to visit historic Buck Rock Fire Lookout. Established in the early 1900s, Buck Rock Lookout was one of the first fire detection locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The current lookout building, constructed in 1923, is historically significant as a representation of the earliest live-in towers in California. Huell climbs 172 stairs to an elevation of 8, 500 feet to interview the woman who currently staffs the lookout through the fire season, and to learn what it's like to live perched on the edge of a cliff!
Huell travels to Pismo Beach -- 10 miles south of San Luis Obispo -- and learns how its famous clams, plentiful in the region at the turn of the century, branded an identity for one of the last classic California beach towns.