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Television Travel Host Huell Howser Dead at 67

The public television travel host explored sites in California, including several spots in Arcadia.

Huell Howser, who showcased the sites of California, including small towns and off-the-beaten-path locations, in his public television show “California’s Gold” died Monday, according to OC Weekly.

Howser, 67, a native of Gallatin, Tenn., was a reporter in Los Angeles before joining KCET. He retired from broadcasting unexpectedly last year in November.

But Howser was no stranger to Arcadia.

The legendary host visited the Queen Anne Cottage and the Wild Mushroom Fair, both at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia. While at a museum in Sylmar, Howser even toured a railcar that once belonged to Arcadia founder Lucky Baldwin.

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