Visiting...With Huell Howser #1710 - BACKDROPS Join Huell as he literally gets a look at what is behind the scene when he visits Grosh Backdrops. They have been providing backgrounds to movies, TV shows, theaters and even school plays since 1932. http://www.grosh.com
California's Gold #805 - WOODEN BOATS They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they're some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made.
Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends the 24th annual Concours d' Elegance which is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the wooden boats that have graced Lake Tahoe since the 1920s. He not only talks with the owners about the rich history of their individual boats, but goes out on the clear waters of Lake Tahoe for a ride on some of the fastest boats.
It's all part of Wooden Boat Week sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club, and after you see these spectacular boats for yourself, you'll agree they are very much a part of "California's Gold."
Alaska! #4 - WHITE PASS RAILROAD VHS Huell rides the train ridden by prospectors of the Klondike Gold Rush.
California's Gold #12006 - ELVIS HOUSE Huell visits the Presley Estate in Palm Springs and get a tour of one of the very few houses that Elvis actual owned. Its a rare peek inside the 5100 sq. ft. mansion that is called Graceland West!
Huell travels to the 2002 National SPAAMFAA Winter Convention in San Bernardino. SPAAMFAA stands for ?Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America.? This get together was a wonderful place to get glimpse of our state?s fire-fighting history. There were all kinds of apparatus from small hand pumpers to elaborate steam driven engines from the turn of the century.
The highlight of the day was Dave Hubert?s lovingly restored rig, the "Reno #1", which served the city of Reno, Nevada from 1902 to 1922. Dave pulled out all the stops and did a "full steam" and a run behind special horses that are trained just for this purpose.