The Kaiser Steel plant in Fontana, which closed in 1983, is remembered. Included: remarks from its former employees; a visit to the Kaiser Steel Museum; and a tour of the former site, which is now the California Steel plant.
Downieville, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, housed gold miners who organized the country's first ski races. Also, see how examples of skiing equipment from the 1800s. Visit the offices and staff of the state's oldest newspaper.
The world's tallest tree resides in Redwood National Park. See its wonder through a 5th grade class' eyes. See California's field state flower in all its Golden Poppy glory. Visitors can climb to the top of Morro Rock for a view of Morro Bay.
Huell travels throug hCalifornia's past when he visits Locke--a town founded by Chinese immigrants. He hears ancient bird calls from the Cahuilla tribe. And he attends a thrashing bee and antique engine show.
Huell heads to the north and south borders of California. The Horseradish Festival in Tulake is on the Oregan border and Calexico is town on the border to Mexico. Both offer unique sights, sounds and tastes.
Visits include: the world's first motel at San Luis Obispo, Pozo's saloon,and a stagecoach stop. Huell also talks with the last living citizen of Moy Mell. Moy Mell was a colony where people lived in sand dunes in the 1920s-1940s.
Fort Ross State Park has a recreation of a 19th century Russian community. Huell visits the state's official ship, the Californian. And he guides viewers to the spot where Sir Francis Drake landed on Californian shores.
Huell examines the California Aqueduct. Built on the Colorado river in the 1930s, the Aqueduct is considered an amazing engineering project. Used to bring water to thirsty Californians, it traveled over 200 miles of desert.
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