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California’s Gold: Oil Workers

Airs Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Huell Howser, host of "California's Gold

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You can view photos from past Oildorado celebrations.

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.

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.

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Preview: California's Gold: Oil Workers

Above: 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.

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Huell Howser's "California Here I Come" Music Video

Above: Huell Howser's television first! Will it be a hit or will dogs be howling all over our viewing area? Will Huell be the next recording star to come out of Nashville? Well, after his visit to the Musicians Institute (Visiting episode #1805), Huell was so inspired that he grabbed the mic and recorded his own version of "California, Here I Come" accompanied by the students who also produced the rock video. Now that you've seen Huell's version, this is for all you armchair rock stars who think you can do better... he's inviting you to get up and make your own video of "California Here I Come" then email it (huell@calgold.com) with a link to your video. Huell will post the winning video -- along with some other choice picks.

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