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50 Moments That Shaped Greater Palm Springs

Since the Southern Pacific Railroad put down tracks in the desert, pioneers and visionaries have been working hard to make Greater Palm Springs the idyllic destination the world knows today.

Steven Biller Current PSL, History

Greater Palm Springs has a history as rich as its beauty. Here’s are 50 scene-shifting moments that made the desert a sweet spot in SoCal.

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Whoa Nellie

A century ago, “Mother” Nellie Coffman single-handedly made Palm Springs a visitor destination — but don’t bother looking for landmarks honoring her in the city.

Michael Arkin Current PSL, History

A century ago, Nellie Coffman single-handedly made Palm Springs a visitor destination. But you won’t find a city landmark honoring her.

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Explore Palm Springs: Jack Dempsey

The Howard Manor in Palm Springs (now The Colony Palms) became the hangout for heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, who partied with Frank Sinatra and others.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

The Howard Manor in Palm Springs became the hangout for heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, who partied with Frank Sinatra and others.

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Explore Palm Springs: Sonny Bono

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.

Tracy Conrad Current Digital, History

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, a group of Palm Springs residents circulated petitions to recall Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989.