Opened in 1927, the glamorous El Mirador Hotel included a 68-foot-tall Spanish revival tower that was rebuilt in 1989 following a fire.
John Raskob, the builder of what was once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building, was a frequent Palm Springs visitor.
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.
Credited as the first African-American resident in Palm Springs, Lawrence Crossley built companies and developed land for affordable housing.
Even before he became mayor of Palm Springs, Frank Bogert was the real deal comboy and promoted the city’s western atmosphere.