In February of 1936, Palm Springs pioneer rancher and real estate developer Raymond Cree, along with Robert Fulton of La Jolla, sold 640 acres to Al Wertheimer, the owner of the Dunes Club, an exclusive casino located in Cathedral City.
The property purchased was located one-half mile from the Dunes Club and extended all of the way to Ramon Road on the north.
Wertheimer said at the time that he had no plans for the property and that it was purchased for investment only. Anthony Burke, a realtor associated with Raymond Cree, expedited the sale.
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.