Huell visits Dyea at the head of the Chilkoot Trail the most famous route taken by prospectors to the Klondike Gold Rush. He also sees some beautiful Bald Eagles.
Road Trip With Huell Howser #155 - MOTHER LODE Huell travels to the California Mother Lode for a Road Trip. From the spectacular Moaning Caverns to the historic Mark Twain's Cabin and Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee, it's a wonderful adventure.
Join Huell as he travels to the western-most point in California in search of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse which was activated in 1868 and finally abandoned in the 1970's. After over 20 years of neglect a group of locals banded together to move the light house to Shelter Cove and restore the lighthouse to its former glory. Huell also stops at the entrance to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds where a full-sized replica of the lighthouse actually houses the original fresnel lens.
California's Gold #601 - WEEDPATCH Huell learns that many "Okies" fled the Dust Bowl in their jalopies with signs reading "California or Bust." Out of options, they often ended up at the "Weedpatch camp," a federal labor and living camp for migrant workers in Kern County. Huell visits this historic camp, later immortalized in John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," and talks with both the "Okies" who grew up there and the Latinos who now call it home.
Road Trip With Huell Howser #153 - JAMESTOWN Huell travels to the historic Gold Rush town of Jamestown in Tuolumne County. This beautiful town is known for it�s amazing buildings, including the National Hotel, which has been lovingly restored to its 1800s charm. Huell also visits Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which is home to one of America�s last intact, still-operating railroad roundhouses.
Jamestown Visitor Information National Hotel Railtown State Historic Park