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California's Gold with Huell Howser

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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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Barack Obama's California College Days

Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his Freshman and Sophomore years.
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Huell Visits the Oldest Structure in Yosemite

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Huell Rides the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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Huell visits Laguna Beach to watch the locals show how its done.
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Huell Dives for Sea Urchins Near the Channel Islands

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Huell Pulls up a Chair at the State's Oldest Operating Saloon

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