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We’re the Dawsons!

One of the Coachella Valley’s first modern power couples brought golf to the desert and style to the clubhouse.

James Munn Current PSL, History

Johnny Dawson transformed a failing dude ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club, while his wife Velma created a puppet called Howdy Doody.

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Modernism Week Adds New Events for 2020

Tour the rediscovered Lawrence Welk Estate, the rarely seen Marrakesh Country Club, and party with Nelda Linsk to Mark the 50th anniversary of the of "Poolside Gossip" photo by Slim Aarons.

Staff Report Attractions, Current Digital, Modernism

Modernism Week 2020 has some new events, including tours of the rediscovered Lawrence Welk Estate and the rarely seen Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert.