Alvah Hicks, a master carpenter by trade, acquired the Palm Springs Water Company in 1927 until selling in 1961 to the Desert Water Agency.
Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller enjoyed visiting Palm Springs where he was more recognized for his role in the film, “Tarzan the Ape Man”.
An abandoned Southern Pacific Railway boxcar became a temporary school for 17 students, who excelled thanks to the efforts of Della Lindley.
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.