Opened in 1927, the glamorous El Mirador Hotel included a 68-foot-tall Spanish revival tower that was rebuilt in 1989 following a fire.
Sunny Palm Springs became the unofficial capital of the lounge act, an entertainment phenomenon featuring name performers like Frank Sinatra.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.
The Fowler Drilling Company erected an oil drilling rig on the top of Edom Hill in the spring of 1954, and by June the project was shut down.
John Raskob, the builder of what was once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building, was a frequent Palm Springs visitor.
Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.
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.
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.