The Wild West That Never Was

With their shitkickers, six guns, and 10-gallon hats, the early denizens of Palm Springs 
lived out their cow-punching fantasies.

Kent Black Current PSL, History

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.


Explore Palm Springs: TKO on Boxing

Promoter's bid to hold boxing match at Riviera Hotel in January 1964 is denied by Palm Springs City Council.

Renee Brown History

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.