In 1966, Prince Philip made a stop in Greater Palm Springs and “loved every minute,” including a visit with former President Eisenhower.
A pair of developers joined forces with architect Richard Harrison to create the fairway cottages at Shadow Mountain Club in Palm Desert.
King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, first came to Palm Springs as a hotel guest and later built a home just south of downtown.
The desert may not conjure up Christmas, but it has played a role in some of the most treasured and classic holiday songs of all time.
During the 1930s and ’40s, summer baseball brought a welcome diversion from the summer heat and slowdown in Palm Springs.
A unique figure-eight pool highlighted the Shadow Mountain Resort including high dives, water slides, and a view of the Santa Rosa mountains.
Credited as the first African-American resident in Palm Springs, Lawrence Crossley built companies and developed land for affordable housing.
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.
Jim Maynard was extra large. At 6-foot-6 and 300+ pounds, his wild adventures and kind demeanor made him larger than life after moving to Palm Springs.
An affiliate of the Columbia Broadcasting System, radio station KCMJ was installed specifically to serve Greater Palm Springs in 1947.
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