Huell steps back in time with a gathering of classic teardrop trailers. They sleep two and have built-in kitchens all in a teardrop-shaped trailer about ten feet long. Popular from the 30s to the 70s, many were hand built from plans.
Huell attends the centennial of Colonel Charles Young's tenure as superintendent at Sequoia National Park. Festivities include the rededication of the long-forgotten Booker T. Washington Tree which Young had named in his honor in 1903.
While driving through Amador County to Volcano, a thriving gold mining town in the 1850s and 60s, Huell happens upon a mysterious cave that served as the Masonic Lodge in this Gold Rush community. He learns its history on a personal tour.
Huell goes to Stanford University to learn about Eadweard Muybridge and his groundbreaking photographs of animal locomotion done with the financial help of wealthy Leland Stanford, former California Governor and founder of the university.
Following the the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885, the Skunk Train takes Huell on an inspiring ride through ageless redwoods and over spectacular mountains. It began as a logging train taking valuable lumber to the Mendocino Coast, and now provides passengers a glimpse of history and scenic beauty.
Huell tours the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro, a former United States Army post and site of coastal-defense gun batteries. He talks with eyewitnesses and sees a reenactment of the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of February 25, 1942.
From past to present the avocado has been an important part of Southern California life. Huell visits today's avocado industry in and around Fallbrook, CA and takes us on a tour through local avocado history.
Huell learns about a Christmas star that shone for the holidays for decades on a San Antonio Heights home in the San Gabriel foothills. An October 2003 fire destroyed the house and star, but the community rebuilt the star before Christmas.
Huell attends the 28th annual Christmas concert of traditional songs performed by hundreds of tuba players at Glendale's Alex Theatre. Before the show, he learns all about tubas and the event from several players and conductor Jim Self.
Huell travels to the northern California logging town of Scotia about 20 miles south of Eureka. It's a historic company town and this unique community played a vital role in the history of the region and the development of modern forestry.