The Fowler Drilling Company erected an oil drilling rig on the top of Edom Hill in the spring of 1954, and by June the project was shut down.
Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.
The U.S. government invested money to convert the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs into an army hospital for wounded World War II soldiers.
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.