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.
The Desert Plays begun by Garnet Holme in 1921 performed in an outdoor theatre in Tahquitz Canyon held at sunset to offset the heat of the day.
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.
For 100 years and counting, big thinkers like Nellie Coffman and her Desert Inn have come to the desert to innovate and transform the way we live.
From the 1960s to ’70s, Palm Springs was busy indulging in a new outdoor recreational vehicle: Dune Buggies — ideal for off-roading in California.
The first inaugural trip of the Palm Springs Tram was made on Sept. 12, 1963 after the anticipated date of completion, Aug. 3, was delayed.
The Western mythos of Palm Springs was an invention. Those who created and perpetrated this fantasy loved riding horses and loved the beauty and wildness of the desert.
To be eligible to vote in the Palm Springs 1940 election, a voter had to be present in the city on Election Day and vote at the polls in their own wards.
In January 1964, Palm Springs city council members were surprised to discover a legal notice had been published in the newspaper for a boxing event Feb. 3 at the Riviera Hotel.
Because Hollywood stars were obliged by contract to be within driving distance in the event of reshoots, many chose Palm Springs as a short-term getaway. And many stayed.