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.
The B-Bar-H Ranch promoted its natural hot mineral springs, soon becoming an invitation-only resort located just 10 miles northeast of Palm Springs.
While living in Palm Springs, Forrest Bird invented ventilators that have been hailed as one of the greatest inventions in modern respiratory medicine.
The Palm Springs headquarters of the City National Bank of Beverly Hills was called “one of the most dramatic structures to rise in Southern California.”
Ron and Barbara Marshall’s book, “Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern”, tells the trend of concrete screen block and following it to Palm Springs.
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