Opened in 1927, the glamorous El Mirador Hotel included a 68-foot-tall Spanish revival tower that was rebuilt in 1989 following a fire.
Charming in his own gruff way, Frank Bogert played a starring and sometimes controversial role in the pioneer days of Palm Springs.
Johnny Dawson transformed a failing dude ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club, while his wife Velma created a puppet called Howdy Doody.
Palm Springs Life editors share their stories as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
Sunny Palm Springs became the unofficial capital of the lounge act, an entertainment phenomenon featuring name performers like Frank Sinatra.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.
The Fowler Drilling Company erected an oil drilling rig on the top of Edom Hill in the spring of 1954, and by June the project was shut down.
John Raskob, the builder of what was once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building, was a frequent Palm Springs visitor.
Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.
Alvah Hicks, a master carpenter by trade, acquired the Palm Springs Water Company in 1927 until selling in 1961 to the Desert Water Agency.