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Home Savings of America

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Works: 36 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 28 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps 
Classifications: F861, 917.9404
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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. 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Huell starts with the 'Hockney Pool' at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Next he looks at the beautiful Art Deco Los Angeles Swimming Arena built in 1932 for the Olympic games. Then it's up to Hearst Castle to see one of the most recognizable pools in California, the spectacular 'Neptune Pool.' Next it's on to the site of the famous Sutro Baths in San Francisco, built in the 1880s, once the largest indoor salt-water pool in the U.S. We end at the site of the Fleishhacker Pool, which in its day, was one of the largest pools in the world."
California's gold. Mule days by Huell Howser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Once a year the good citizens of Bishop, California, in the Sierra Nevada, set aside an entire week to pay tribute to ... the mule
California's gold by Huell Howser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 ( 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 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. Mt. San Jacinto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The San Jacinto Mountains are one of the most impressive natural wonders in our entire state. Located in Riverside County approximately 100 miles west of Los Angeles, these mountains definitely make a statement. In slightly less than seven horizontal miles, the peak rises from 800 to 10,804 feet above sea level! They are also the site of two of the greatest engineering accomplishments ever attempted; the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and the Colorado River Aqueduct
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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
California's gold. bits & pieces ( Visual )
1 edition 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 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 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!'"
California's gold. Rocks in the Water by Huell Howser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Huell travels to scenic Lake Tahoe and boards a boat to Emerald Bay where he climbs all over Fannette Island, the only island in the entire lake. Next Huell travels to the very northern coast of California to see firsthand some of the most unusual rocks you'll ever see in the water. They're part of the jetty system built to protect ship traffic in and out of Humboldt Bay. Huell's final destination is the most unusual because he ends up in the desert--far from any water, fresh or salt--and what he finds on the desert floor are rocks that you'd never even notice under normal circumstances
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. Wind by Huell Howser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Huell visits the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank where he takes a look at some wind machines used in movie production. Then it's on to Pasadena for a visit to the campus of the California Institute of Technology, home to the GALCIT Ten-foot Wind Tunnel which is used to test everythg from aircraft to automobiles. The last windy stop is in Northern California at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes has the distinction of being the windiest place in the entire state
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
Howser visits the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. This railroad tribute includes a brief visit to the museum interior, where memorabilia and old engines are displayed. Outside, pushcarts and handcars are "tried" and participants of the 14th annual U.S. National Handcar Races are interviewed. Finally, speeder and motocars (on rails) are viewed at McCloud on their trek to Mt. Shasta during McCloud's annual Heritage Days
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."
California's gold. Slab city by Huell Howser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Huell visits with self-taught artist and desert character Leonard Knight and gets a tour of "Salvation Mountain," a huge multicolored mosaic of scripture, flowers, trees, and the American flag all sculpted into the side of a mountain with adobe, straw, and as much bright paint as Leonard can lay his hands on. About a half mile down the road, Huell next visits a town that is like no other in our state. Everyone lives rent-free. There are no landlords, no official rules and there are no utilities or houses, yet over 3,000 people call it home during the winter months. It's called "Slab City."
 
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