Palm Springs’ music history started when the Cahuilla Indians settled the area 5,000+ years ago, followed by celebs like Frank Sinatra.
Through rich narratives passed down over thousands of years, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have connected past and present.
The Cavanagh Adobe is one of the oldest such homes still standing in the Coachella Valley, dating back to 1922 in Indian Wells.
The Howard Manor in Palm Springs became the hangout for heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, who partied with Frank Sinatra and others.
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.