Alvah Hicks, a master carpenter by trade, acquired the Palm Springs Water Company in 1927 until selling in 1961 to the Desert Water Agency.
Created by David Morris, the Rainmaker fountain was born out of a 1988 decree from then-mayor Sonny Bono for public art in Palm Springs.
Venturing to the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is more than just a way to cool off. It’s a celebration of nearly 60 years of history.
Just outside Palm Springs, Gypsy Boots and his “tribe” led a hippie lifestyle in the caves of Tahquitz Canyon 20 years before its time.
Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller enjoyed visiting Palm Springs where he was more recognized for his role in the film, “Tarzan the Ape Man”.
The U.S. government invested money to convert the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs into an army hospital for wounded World War II soldiers.
In 1952, Bella Roy realized a mobile ice cream vending business would be an ideal venture to launch in the burgeoning Coachella Valley.
An abandoned Southern Pacific Railway boxcar became a temporary school for 17 students, who excelled thanks to the efforts of Della Lindley.
The Frank Sinatra grave marker at Desert Memorial Park has changed recently, and it may be the result of a long-standing family feud.
In 1966, Prince Philip made a stop in Greater Palm Springs and “loved every minute,” including a visit with former President Eisenhower.