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The Ballad of Frank Bogert

Charming in his own gruff way, the “cowboy mayor” played a starring and sometimes controversial role in the pioneer days of Palm Springs.

Michael Arkin Current PSL, History

Charming in his own gruff way, Frank Bogert played a starring and sometimes controversial role in the pioneer days of Palm Springs.

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We’re the Dawsons!

One of the Coachella Valley’s first modern power couples brought golf to the desert and style to the clubhouse.

James Munn Current PSL, History

Johnny Dawson transformed a failing dude ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club, while his wife Velma created a puppet called Howdy Doody.

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Where Were You on 9/11?

Palm Springs Life editors share their personal stories as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

JIM POWERS Current Digital, History

Palm Springs Life editors share their stories as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

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Explore Palm Springs: Sonny Bono

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.

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Explore Palm Springs: John Jacob Raskob

The builder of what was once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building, was a frequent vistor of Palm Springs.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

John Raskob, the builder of what was once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building, was a frequent Palm Springs visitor.

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Explore Palm Springs: Santos De Jesus

He catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs' elite.

Renee Brown Current Digital, History

Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.