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We’re the Dawsons!

One of the Coachella Valley’s first modern power couples brought golf to the desert and style to the clubhouse.

James Munn Current PSL, History

Johnny Dawson transformed a failing dude ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club, while his wife Velma created a puppet called Howdy Doody.

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Explore Palm Springs: Santos De Jesus

He catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs' elite.

Renee Brown Current Digital, History

Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.