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California's Gold: Mule Days

Mule Days

They've been a part of the California landscape for hundreds of years, helping to build our canals and highways and railroads, hauling our freight, our silver bullion and, of course, playing a major role during the gold rush era. However, many people are under the false impression that they're stubborn, while others tend to overlook them in favor of the more glamorous horse.

But, once a year the good citizens of Bishop, California, in the Sierra Nevada, set aside an entire week to pay tribute to... the mule. Often regarded as one of nature's oddities, a mule is a hybrid animal that results from crossing a mare (female horse) with a jack (male donkey). They come in literally all shapes and sizes, and during Bishop's Mule Days Celebration there's a mule parade, mule races and all sorts of mule competitions. Thousands of people come from all over California to have a good time and to pay tribute to this animal. Host Huell Howser and cameraman Luis Fuerte join in the celebration of this rather remarkable animal which, over the years, has very much proven itself to be a fine example of California's Gold.

 

 

 

 

 

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2017-09-12T00:00:00-07:00

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Krispy Kream Donuts

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Roman Gann Update

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C & K (Greek Deli)

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Sikhs

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Iron Gardens

Meet Anna Jorgenson and her daughters in the small town of Idyllwild, where Anna’s husband created an entire garden from objects made of iron.

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Chp

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UCLA Film Archive

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San Bernardino Station

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Pastrami

Huell stops by Langer's Deli on Alvarado Street, which has been slicing up pastrami sandwiches since 1947. He then visits Johnnie's, a Culver City landmark since 1952 famous for its hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, pastrami.

RELATED: Check out KCET Food's search for the best pastrami in Los Angeles.



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Persimmon Lady

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Tacos Claritas

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Warner Brothers

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Weed Show

Weeds are a real nuisance for most gardeners, but that's not the case for the members of the 29 Palms Historical Society. Huell visits the 29 Palms' annual Weed Show and gets a close-up look at some very special "weeds."

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Nypd Blue

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Bad Art

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Fountains of Los Angeles



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Spring Burn

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Wind

Some people like it -- to others, it's a nuisance. Something "to come in out of." But like it or not, everyone would agree it's been a part of the history of California since the very beginning. We're talking about wind. And on this particular adventure, host Huell Howser goes in search of some of the most historic and strongest wind around.

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Er

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Van De Kamps

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Boat Builders

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Music Store

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Man Mi Bakery

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Russian Ballet

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Pop Up Books

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Beach Artist

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Shrine

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Diving School

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Cultural Center

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Elephant

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Stan Betz

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Cliftons

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Pig & Whistle

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Herb Jeffries

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