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.
In the 1960s, Palm Springs was like a version of Hollywood East featuring movie stars like William Powell, the infamous “Thin Man”.
A pair of developers joined forces with architect Richard Harrison to create the fairway cottages at Shadow Mountain Club in Palm Desert.
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.
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