Ferndale | KCET
Step back in time with Huell for a "Road Trip" to Ferndale -- an entire town that holds the distinction of being California Historic Landmark #883.
Huell inspects beautiful Victorian architecture, gets some refreshments at the westernmost bar in the continental U.S., visits a historic pharmacy, and stops by a Gingerbread Mansion.
After the "Road Trip" is over, stay tuned for a bonus visit to Clendenen's Cider Works in Fortuna -- home to some of the best fresh squeezed apple cider in the state.
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