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.
The Agua Caliente people survived and thrived thanks to the fresh water that snaked through the canyons of the San Jacinto mountain range.
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.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Palm Springs United School District have created a curriculum on local Native American history.
While living in Palm Springs, Forrest Bird invented ventilators that have been hailed as one of the greatest inventions in modern respiratory medicine.
On a hillside in Hemet, a couple of professional actors, a few horses, and an entire community bring “Ramona,” a slice of California history, to life.
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.