CALIFORNIA’S GOLD: Oil Workers
Airs Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Join Huell Howser as he travels to the town of Taft to celebrate it's 100 years as an incorporated city with a celebration called Oildorado Days that takes everyone back to a time when rugged pioneers carved out a bustling community in the middle of one of the world's most productive oil fields.
You can view photos from past Oildorado celebrations.
There is everything from an oil field skills contest, queen pageant, melodrama and a petroleum industry trade show. We cap off the adventure with a dedication of a huge bronze statue of an oil worker that is sure to become a focal point of this historic town.