Ruby’s Dunes became a celebrity hangout thanks to Frank Sinatra encouraging his friends to join him at the Palm Springs restaurant.
During the 1930s and ’40s, summer baseball brought a welcome diversion from the summer heat and slowdown in Palm Springs.
A unique figure-eight pool highlighted the Shadow Mountain Resort including high dives, water slides, and a view of the Santa Rosa mountains.
Harris Posey, the new manager at the brand-new Bullock’s Department Store, and a young employee, organized The Los Compadres, a local horseback riding club.
Since it opened nearly 60 years ago as the Canyons Club Golf Course, now known as the Indian Canyons Golf Resort has drawn a celebrated list of players.
In December 1945, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce proposed a daylight savings time plan to give the business district an extra hour of sunshine.
Cathedral City held a “Fiesta” in December 1950 to raise the extra money needed to construct curbs and gutters on Highway 111 to aid local businesses.
In Desert Dreamers 5, there is no doubt that the limitless possibilities offered by the desert often attract the most eccentric personalities.
From the beginning, Palm Springs has always been a sporty place. People first came because the dry desert air was good for the lungs (actually, its clean air, devoid of pollution, helps people with conditions like asthma), but it wasn’t long before the sports-minded crowd followed with their tennis rackets, golf clubs, polo mallets, and hiking staffs. Nellie Coffman laid
As the days of summer grow longer and hotter, shorts become a fashion staple for both men’s and women’s clothing in Palm Springs. But it wasn’t always that way, according to Frances Bigelow, the first director of the Palm Springs Historical Society. According to an article she wrote in the April 1955 edition of the Palm Springs Villager magazine, local
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