During the 1930s and ’40s, summer baseball brought a welcome diversion from the summer heat and slowdown in Palm Springs.
A nearly 90-year mystery about the historical roots of the oldest known farmhouse in Rancho Mirage is solved thanks to Stephen Follansbee.
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.
John McCallum was the first to bring water to the desert by constructing a stone-lined ditch that brought water from Tahquitz Canyon to his ranch.
By the 1950s, Agua Caliente leaders had cleared the way for future Tribal development, ultimately shaping the Palm Springs tourism industry we know today.
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.