In the 1960s, Palm Springs was like a version of Hollywood East featuring movie stars like William Powell, the infamous “Thin Man”.
Harriet Cody helped begin a movement of significant pioneer women who created a community that later became a world-class destination.
Nellie Coffman began a tradition that made sure every child in Palm Springs was part of the city’s holiday celebration at The Desert Inn.
A shopping center with charming stores and popular eateries, La Plaza has been the heart and soul of downtown Palm Springs for 84 years.
Ruby’s Dunes became a celebrity hangout thanks to Frank Sinatra encouraging his friends to join him at the Palm Springs restaurant.
Architect Harry J. Williams scratched the design for La Plaza shopping center in Palm Springs on the back of an envelope in the 1930s.
John McCallum was the first to bring water to the desert by constructing a stone-lined ditch that brought water from Tahquitz Canyon to his ranch.
The Desert Plays begun by Garnet Holme in 1921 performed in an outdoor theatre in Tahquitz Canyon held at sunset to offset the heat of the day.
Harris Posey, the new manager at the brand-new Bullock’s Department Store, and a young employee, organized The Los Compadres, a local horseback riding club.
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.