Dear Friends of California,
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to a true golden state warrior, Huell Howser. Huell hosted California’s Gold, a tribute to California’s small, largely-unknown treasurers; he also hosted California’s Golden Parks, California’s Water, Visiting…with Huell Howser, Our Neighborhood, The Bench, Road Trip, and California’s Golden Fairs, among others. Though born in Tennessee, Huell brought his adopted home into our homes and hearts every night, with insightful stories on Redwood trees, touching stories from backwoods bars, or sharing personal moments with surfers and sun bathers. Yes, from Yreka to Chula Vista, Huell saw it all, and made sure we did too.
Huell Howser was truly an historic figure in California history, one worthy of the best tribute the best state can offer.
That is why were are petitioning to have the San Francisco 49ers football team wear “HH” decals on their helmets during this weekend’s NFC Playoff game at Candlestick Park in one of Huell’s favorite CA cities, San Francisco. This local recognition on a national stage serves as a proud way for Californians to say thank you to our dearly departed, a man who did some much for the great state.
So please, sign the petition and pass it along to your friends. This would be a truly aaaaaaamazing sendoff for an historic California treasure.
Rest in peace Huell Howser, 10/18/1945 - 1/7/2012