2013-01-03 / Front Page

Locals recall late Huell Howser

Erik Skindrud / GAZETTE EDITOR

Huell Howser, the television personality from Tennessee who searched for "California's Gold" in Yosemite and Mariposa in close to a dozen episodes, has died. He was 67.

Howser recently announced his retirement. He had apparently been seriously ill, although no cause of death was announced. He passed away late Sunday in Palm Springs, according to press accounts.

On Dec. 13, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE published a look back at Howser's many shows produced in Mariposa County. 

On Monday, Yosemite Ranger Scott Gediman said Huell's passing was a shock.

Before Christmas, Gediman mailed Huell a copy of December's GAZETTE feature.

“(Huell) didn’t have an agenda,” Gediman said in an interview on Monday. “It took a lot more effort, and a lot more skill and a lot more brilliance than he got credit for. I thought a lot of him, I really did.” 

Photo: Howser (right) met Michael Adams, son of photgrapher Ansel Adams, and Ranger Kari Cobb in Yosemite in 2010. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE

Photo: Howser (right) met Michael Adams, son of photgrapher Ansel Adams, and Ranger Kari Cobb in Yosemite in 2010. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTEPhoto: Howser (right) met Michael Adams, son of photgrapher Ansel Adams, and Ranger Kari Cobb in Yosemite in 2010. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE


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