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.
In December 1945, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce proposed a daylight savings time plan to give the business district an extra hour of sunshine.
Cathedral City held a “Fiesta” in December 1950 to raise the extra money needed to construct curbs and gutters on Highway 111 to aid local businesses.
In Desert Dreamers 5, there is no doubt that the limitless possibilities offered by the desert often attract the most eccentric personalities.
There were nine stables in Palm Springs in the 1930s. Many of these stables were located along Avenida Caballeros, which translates to “Avenue of the Cowboys”. In November of 1935, a group of villagers including many of the same businessmen who were actively garnering support for the city’s incorporation, came together and formed the Palm Springs Field Club. Members of
The Bavarian Beer Festival at El Mirador Hotel began in 1952 when the hotel reopened under the ownership of Ray Ryan. Ryan purchased the property after it had been decommissioned as an Army hospital. He updated the painting and remodeled the pool. When he opened the doors, he initiated many unique events that added a new appeal not only to
On Oct. 28, 1958, The Desert Sun, in conjunction with the Coachella Valley Junior College District, announced that judges had selected the name “College of the Desert” from over 95 submissions from residents of Palm Springs Unified School District and Coachella Valley Union High School District, which together comprised the Coachella Valley Junior College District. The winner of the contest,
Rated as one of the finest small town fire departments in the west, the Palm Springs Fire Department welcomed a new MACK Model 95 fire truck to the department’s lineup Sept. 6, 1940. Credit for the substantial addition was given to fire chief, Bill Leonesio, and three of the fire commissioners, John Kline, Alvah Hicks, and Charles Bosworth, who had
In September of 1936, John Robertson, a capitalist from Pueblo, Colorado and Beverly Hills, California, purchased 330 acres of land from Fred Payne Clatworthy that extended north from the base of Tahquitz Canyon to the O’Donnell golf course in Palm Springs. Clatworthy, a Palm Springs villager, was also a world famous autochrome photographer. He worked for National Geographic magazine, and