This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- Citrus Packing House and Folk Music


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Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Citrus Packing House"

The College Heights Lemon Packing House is the last visible link to Claremont's pioneering history in the citrus industry. While largely perceived as a college town, Claremont's major source of income until after the World War II was the citrus industry. Very little remains of this history and the packing house almost was lost until the community came together with a developer that had real vision and a love of history. The "Packing House" is now a wonderful destination in Claremont filled with shops, restaurants, arty galleries and even some housing. It's a true success story and great example of re-use.

Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Folk Music Center"

It began in 1958 in the back room of Boots Beer's Real Estate Office with a couple of old records and some instruments. Almost fifty years later it has become one of the countries premier folk music destinations. Filled with instruments from all over the world and staffed by wonderful people who really know their music, the Folk Music Center is a wonderful place to lose yourself. Huell gets a very special tour from the family that still owns the center

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Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Governor's Mansion"

Huell gets a behind-the-scenes look at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. We'll get a special tour from Kathleen Brown, who lived in the house as a teenager.

Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Slash X Cafe"

Huell pulls off the road in Barstow for a bite to eat at the Slash X Cafe, a favorite of off-roaders who usually pull up on their dirt bikes, quads or trucks.

Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Amir's Garden"

Once barren, but now planted with trees and shrubs, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park is an oasis. Huell visits and learns about the garden and the devotion of its creator.

Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Hello Moscow"

In this special one-hour episode taped on a camcorder in 1990 and 1991, Huell goes behind the Iron Curtain to visit the charismatic people of Moscow during a very exciting time in Russian history. See the largest outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by snow, where people swim in the heart of winter; visit an outdoor pet market with beautiful Russian dogs and cats; a gym, record store and even a barber shop. On a second trip, Huell records the aftermath of the attempted coup: See graffiti on the Russian White House and the pedestal where Lenin's statue once stood. Witness the dawning of a new political era and the excitement of the people of Russia!