In the 1960s, Palm Springs was like a version of Hollywood East featuring movie stars like William Powell, the infamous “Thin Man”.
Sixty years ago, owner Gene Autry brought professional baseball to Palm Springs Stadium when the Angels opened spring training.
Harriet Cody helped begin a movement of significant pioneer women who created a community that later became a world-class destination.
King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, first came to Palm Springs as a hotel guest and later built a home just south of downtown.
Nellie Coffman began a tradition that made sure every child in Palm Springs was part of the city’s holiday celebration at The Desert Inn.
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.
Credited as the first African-American resident in Palm Springs, Lawrence Crossley built companies and developed land for affordable housing.
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.