Newcastle, Gem of the Foothills

Newcastle – Gem of the Foothills explores one of California’s most compelling Gold Rush towns. Founded as an important stop on the original transcontinental railroad, Newcastle became a center of the nation’s fruit industry. The program recalls the Native Americans, gold miners, Chinese shop keepers, and Japanese farmers who played important roles in Newcastle’s history.

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ViewFinder Episodes

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Saving the Sacred

S27 Ep8 | 28m 34s

Urbanization and artifact looting threaten the histories of the Koi and Habematolel Pomo.

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Wilder Than Wild

S27 Ep5 | 56m 46s

Examine how fire suppression and climate change have made wildfires more severe.

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More Knowledge Takes Flight

S27 Ep6 | 26m 46s

Visit an elementary school that's growing future pilots.

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Farmer Florist

S27 Ep3 | 26m 53s

Katie Koch shares her story as a successful no-till farmer, local florist, and parent.

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