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Home Savings of America

Overview
Works: 23 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 26 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps 
Classifications: F861.3, 979.4
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Most widely held works by Home Savings of America
California's gold. Paradise by Huell Howser( Visual )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morning of April 12, 1859 started like most other mornings for the miners working the Willard Claim on the West Branch of the Feather River just acroos the canyon from Dogtown. The men were hard at work washing the mountain away with the force of water pressure using the hydraulic mining technique. Then as Chauncy Wright, one of the hired hands, bent over to pick up what he at first considered to be just another rock, he found that he had actually uncovered a 54 pound gold nugget!
California's gold. wooden boats by Huell Howser( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they're some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made
California's gold( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden was built as part of the Japanese Village from the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894, which was held in Golden Gate Park. Makoto Hagiwara, a local Japanese landscape designer not only laid out this exquisite garden, but lived there with his family for 30 years. Two more generations of Hagiwaras looked after the garden until their eviction in 1942 during WWII. Huell meets with the remaining members of the Hagiwaras and gets a very special and moving tour of this authentic garden which is part of our state's cultural landscape."
California's gold( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Included in this episode is a visit to an ostrich farm in Buellton on the central coast, a walk through a huge field of flowering marigolds alongside a rural road near Ventura and a tour of a historic two-story outhouse in the town of San Juan Bautista. Also included is a look at a farming operation in the Salinas Valley that grows hundreds of acres of cacti for human consumption
California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"St. George Reef Lighthouse has been a part of the northern California coastal landscape since 1892--a huge, lonely sentinel perched on a rock eight miles out in the ocean. A marvel of 19th-century engineering and skill, it has served mariners for over a century. Huell and his guides spend a day at this historic lighthouse, courtesy of the United States Coast Guard, who airlift them to the rock and literally lower them from a helicopter in metal baskets. Once aboard, they explore this grand structure, built of huge granite blocks and standing 142 feet tall."
Agreement by and between Home Savings of America and Southern California Rapid Transit District by Southern California Rapid Transit District( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

California's gold. Santa Rosa Island by Huell Howser( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty-four miles off the coast of Santa Barbara lies the newest addition to Channel Island 2 until 1969. The firefall consisted of men pushing a pile of burning embers off the top of Gacier Point creating an incredible "waterfall" effect with red hot coals. Huell climbs to Glacier Point where he meets Nic Fiore, who had the job of pushing the embers off the mountatin each night. Next, Huell visits Camp Curry, which was a favorite spot to view the firefall and meets Bill Lane, whose nightly duty it was to yell at the top of his lungs, "let the fire fall!"
California's gold. neat houses by Huell Howser( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Yosemite's 'Firefall' was one of California's most spectacular summer's night traditions from 1872 until 1969. The firefall consisted of men pushing a pile of burning embers off the top of Glacier Point creating an incredible 'waterfall' effect with red hot coals. Huell climbs to Glacier Point where he meets Nic Fiore, who had the job of pushing the embers off the mountain each night. Next, Huell visits Camp Curry, which was a favorite spot to view the firefall and meets Bill Lane, whose nightly duty it was to yell at the top of his lungs, 'Let the fire fall!'"
Florida map and directory, Home Savings of America offices by H.M. Gousha Company( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"On this particular adventure Huell meets up with historian Tom Macauley who takes him to a frozen lake in the Sierra and actually demonstrates how ice was harvested years ago. Then Huell looks at the last remaining wooden sheds that covered almost the entire length of train track in the higher elevations of the Sierra and were responsible, literally, for keeping the trains running during severe weather."
California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Huell and Luis get a behind the scenes look at this engineering marvel. Miles of tunnels and millions of gallons of water make for an exciting day, but there is another aspect to the Shasta Dam--the human element. It is the people who built the dam, the people that poured concrete 24 hours a day for 5 years and the countless other jobs that make this structure such a gem
California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Vandenberg AFB is not only the U.S. Air Force's third largest installation, but an important part of our state's and nation's space history. Huell takes a tour that includes stops at the site of the first satellite launch from California, and an early Thor missile facility that is now listed as a National Historic Landmark. Huell also visits several Atlas missile sites, an underground Titan missile site and the Space and Missile Heritage Center filled with space and missile artifacts."
California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Almaden Mine was the richest mine California has ever known, processing over $700,000,000 in metallic wealth and it wasn't a gold mine. Quicksilver (mercury) was essential in hard rock mining because it was used to separate the gold from the rock it was found in. Today, the town is a registered National Historic Landmark and the mine itself is part of a county park
Silver circle( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vandenberg AFB is not only the U.S. Air Force's third largest installation, but an important part of our state's and nation's space history. Huell takes a tour that includes stops at the site of the first satellite launch from California, and an early Thor missile facility that is now listed as a National Historic Landmark. Huell also visits several Atlas missile sites, an underground Titan missile site and the Space and Missile Heritage Center filled with space and missile artifacts
California's gold. Mare island station by Huell Howser( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the first United States naval establishment on the west coast. Huell visits the 142 year old shipyard before its closure due to military downsizing. Former shipyard workers give Huell a tour through the huge 'building ways', where both battleships and nuclear submarines were constructed and launched. Huell also visits the first naval chapel on the west coast, walks through the historic cemetery and finally strolls down the tree-lined streets of 'Officer's Row.'"
California's gold( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huell and cameraman Luis Fuerte travel to the town of Paradise, just down the road from Dogtown in Butte county, for the annual Gold Nugget Days Celebration. The local citizens take hime to the actual area where the 54 pound nugget was found, on the morning of April 12,1859 on the west branch of the Feather River, across the canyon from Dogtown
California's gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this particular adventure Huell meets up with historian Tom Macauley who takes him to a frozen lake in the Sierra and actually demonstrates how ice was harvested years ago. Then Huell looks at the last remaining wooden sheds that covered almost the entire length of train track in the higher elevations of the Sierra and were responsible, literally, for keeping the trains running during severe weather
 
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