Explore Palm Springs: Historical Society 2015 Calendar

Color photos take recipient through city's changes

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For nearly thirty years, the Palm Springs Historical Society has celebrated each new year with a historical calendar devoted to an intriguing topic.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Palm Springs Historical Society’s 2015 calendar is a tribute to how the city came to be.

Numerous color photos throughout the calendar show the movers and shakers of the city, leaders with a vision, the women and the men.

Pioneer families living in simple homes are quickly followed by the first hotels, then the movie and TV industry bringing us its glamorous stars,  the famous and the infamous, the good guys (and maybe a few not-so-good guys), artists and poets, sportsmen and visiting U.S. presidents; we’ll see where they lived, where they played (and how!) and where they dined.

Magazines and newspapers portray fun-filled parades, people dressing up (and dressing down), while a burgeoning tourism industry prints brochures calling the rest of the nation (and the world) to come on in and see what we’ve got.

Priced at just $6 (or two for $10.00), calendars are available for purchase at the Palm Springs Historical Society.

There is a multitude of ways to learn more about Palm Springs, which turned 75 in 2013.

One of the more intriguing methods is by exploring the city’s history.

The Palm Springs Historical Society will share a weekly story whose time and place corresponds with today.

The Palm Springs Historical Society is located at 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Visit www.pshistoricalsociety.org for more information.

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