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2004

9 Jan. 2004
Teardrops
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.
 
28 Jan. 2004
Shades of California
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1 Feb. 2004
Sequoia Black History
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.
 
25 Feb. 2004
Masonic Cave
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.
 
2 Apr. 2004
Catalina Cubs
Huell explores the history of when the Chicago Cubs went to Santa Catalina Island for spring training each year from 1921 to 1951 when William L. Wrigley, Jr. owned both the team and the island.
 
28 Apr. 2004
Muybridge
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.
 
28 Apr. 2004
Skunk Train
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.
 
1 May 2004
L.A. Air Raid
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.
 
26 May 2004
Circus Trees
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30 Jun. 2004
Bicycles
A look at L.A.'s bike history with stops at the Pasadena Museum of History, a Sunday Morning ride back in time as Huell uncovers other important stops in L.A.'s Bike history.
 
30 Jun. 2004
Sidecars
Huell pays a visit to the 31st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally.
 
10 Sep. 2004
Avocado
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.
 
29 Sep. 2004
Busch Gardens
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24 Nov. 2004
Holiday Star
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.
 
24 Nov. 2004
Tuba 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.
 
26 Nov. 2004
Mammoths
Huell learns about Columbian mammoths that roamed the state during the ice age by visiting La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles, and Sonoma Coast State Park in Northern California.
 
24 Dec. 2004
Scotia
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.
 

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