fig tree john

Explore Palm Springs: Fig Tree John

The haunting and elegant image of Fig Tree John makes it easy to understand why he inspired the young short-story writer Edwin Corle to pen an entire book about him.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

fig tree john Fig Tree John, also known as Juanito Razon, was credited with planting the first fig tree in the Coachella Valley and inspiring a novel by Edwin Corle.

forrest bird

Explore Palm Springs: Forrest Bird

His Bird Assister-Controller Mark III and the Bird Resuscitator Mark VII ventilators have been hailed by medical men throughout the country as one the greatest inventions in modern respiratory medicine.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

forrest bird While living in Palm Springs, Forrest Bird invented ventilators that have been hailed as one of the greatest inventions in modern respiratory medicine.

palm springs streets

Explore Palm Springs: Street Names

Prior to 1930, many of the names of the streets in Palm Springs reflected the agricultural roots of the village, while others connect to the city's history.

Renee Brown Current Digital, History

palm springs streets Prior to 1930, many of the names of the streets in Palm Springs reflected the agricultural roots of the village, while others connect to the city’s history.