Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.
Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller enjoyed visiting Palm Springs where he was more recognized for his role in the film, “Tarzan the Ape Man”.
An abandoned Southern Pacific Railway boxcar became a temporary school for 17 students, who excelled thanks to the efforts of Della Lindley.
Harriet Cody helped begin a movement of significant pioneer women who created a community that later became a world-class destination.
Ruby’s Dunes became a celebrity hangout thanks to Frank Sinatra encouraging his friends to join him at the Palm Springs restaurant.
A unique figure-eight pool highlighted the Shadow Mountain Resort including high dives, water slides, and a view of the Santa Rosa mountains.
John McCallum was the first to bring water to the desert by constructing a stone-lined ditch that brought water from Tahquitz Canyon to his ranch.
Jim Maynard was extra large. At 6-foot-6 and 300+ pounds, his wild adventures and kind demeanor made him larger than life after moving to Palm Springs.
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