Huell Howser, the avuncular public television personality and indefatigable promoter of California's historic and natural treasures, died Sunday. He will be missed by thousands of fans who followed his travels in the Golden State via California's Gold and related TV series.
Over the years, Howser visited parts of the Sacramento region. Here's a partial listing from the Huell Howser Productions website. Some of these episodes can be viewed online. Others are available for purchase on DVD.
Delta Queen (local riverboat) California's Gold #905
Underground Old Sacramento California's Golden Parks #145
Railcars (U.S. National Handcar Races at the California State Railroad Museum) California's Gold #802
Our State's Front Yard (Capitol Park) California's Gold #405
State Library Treasures (in Sacramento) California's Gold #2010
First Theater (Eagle Theater) California's Gold #2001
Governors Mansion (in Sacramento) Visiting...With Huell Howser #417
Hidden Treasures of Sutter's Fort (in Sacramento) California's Golden Parks #154
American River Parkway (along the bike trail) California's Golden Parks #136
Historic Preservation: Winters (downtown and bridge) California's Communities #101
UC Davis (Bike Barn, Arboretum, etc.) Road Trip With Huell Howser #141
Placerville (El Dorado County Historical Museum) Road Trip With Huell Howser #118
Auburn (Placer County Courthouse Museum) Road Trip With Huell Howser #119
Donner Memorial (Donner Lake) California's Golden Parks #112