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Alaska! #5 - GUSTAVUS VHS
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They stretch from San Diego in the south to Sonoma in the north. Some are located right in the middle of bustling towns and cities, while others sit in rural isolation. Located along the route of the original El Camino Real, many have become well-known tourist destinations visited by hundreds of thousands of people from literally all over the world. Yet others, located on the same route, remain obscure and almost forgotten. They come in all shapes and sizes, represent different styles of architecture and are presently in varying stages of restoration. Some are State Historic Parks, while most others are still active churches.

We're talking, of course, about the California Missions and even though they differ in many ways, these missions have become part of the history and lore of our state and endure today as true California treasures.

In this very special ten part miniseries, entitled simply "California Missions," Huell Howser and cameraman Luis Fuerte set out on a quest to visit all 21 missions that run much of the length of present-day California.

The miniseries features three missions in each thirty-minute episode, which will air this fall on all 13 PBS affiliates throughout California for seven consecutive weeks. We started in San Diego and literally drove up the coast. It was the most fascinating and enlightening trip of my life. I now have a better understanding of just what it is about these wonderful missions that continues to captivate so many people after all these years.
Huell visits the charming little town of Gustavus, the internationally recognized "Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park".
California's Gold #906 - CHINA CLIPPER
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1707 - MUSEUMS
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California's Gold #906 - CHINA CLIPPER
They were huge flying boats named after the great sailing ships that in the1800's sailed the oceans of the world. The luxurious Pan American"Clipper" planes of the 1930's took cargo, mail and passengers aroundthe world in what was, for its time, considered a daring and pioneering feat.

Pan American's Treasure Island terminal and lagoon became the home port forthe Clipper's Pacific operations -- connecting the United States with the FarEast by air. Starting in the mid-1930s, and lasting for only five years,residents of the Bay Area were treated to the sights and sounds of these hugeboat planes taking off and heading out over the Pacific.

Recently in a very special episode of "California's Gold," historyrepeated itself as, once again, a boat plane landed on the Bay, taxied up to adocking area near Treasure Island, took on passengers and flew out over thecity. This episode is a tribute to the "China Clipper" and itsCalifornia connection.

The original Terminal building on Treasure Island is the stage where formerPan American pilots and crew members who actually flew the Clipper, gather oncemore for conversation and reminiscing. Producer/host, Huell Howser experienceshis high point when he climbs aboard one of these historic boat planes with twoformer crew members for a short, exciting flight around the Bay area.

The days of the Clipper are gone forever, replaced decades ago by long-rangejets. But for a few hours on a beautiful spring afternoon, some of the glorydays of the great Clipper ships, and the people who made those days happen,returned to Treasure Island.

It's a look back at a glorious part of our aviation history as we take to theair in search of "California's Clipper Gold".

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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1707 - MUSEUMS
Huell updates and combines two older shows. First up is The Grier Musser Museum which is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections. Then Huell stops in at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands.
Alaska ! #4 - WHITE PASS RAILROAD VHS
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Road Trip With Huell Howser #154 - WEAVERVILLE
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Alaska! #4 - WHITE PASS RAILROAD VHS
Huell rides the train ridden by prospectors of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Road Trip With Huell Howser #154 - WEAVERVILLE
Huell travels to Trinity County to the small historic town of Weaverville. He visits the beautiful downtown including a Taoist temple built in 1874, which is now the Joss House State Historic Park and the Highland Art Center. He’ll also stop by the Jake Jackson Memorial Museum, the Weaverville Community Forest and even get in some river rafting on the local Trinity River. Of course, there is always a stop at a local eatery, the La Grange Cafe.








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