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Angel on the Mountain

Coachella Valley did you know we have an Angel on the Mountain? Photos and Story by Barbara Demmocks  On the west end of the Coachella Valley, gracing the steep slopes of Mount San Jacinto above Palm Springs, is the unique rock formation

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Palm Springs Tram Opens on September 12, 1963

About 400 dignitaries attended the festivities, and 30 business magnates paid $1,000 for the privilege of being inaugural riders. Gov. Edmund Brown’s wife, Bernice, broke a bottle of California sparkling wine over the side of the tramcar. The governor cut

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Rancho Las Palmas was once home to a fly in airport and hotel – Rancho Mirage History

Coachella Valley Histoy – Circa 1961 – Desert Air Hotel & Resort Palm Desert Airpark Palm Springs CA Fly In! Drive In! – 0 Two 3200′ green grass landing strips for flying enthusiasts.This is now the home

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Coachella Valley Veterans Day Did You Know??

There are approximately 16.1 million military veterans in the United States that have served in at least one war. 2 million veterans are women. 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents about 33% of all

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Coachella Valley Veterans Day Facts

Coachella Valley Veterans Day Facts! In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to

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Coachella Valley Do You Know the History of Veterans Day?

Coachella Valley Do You Know the History of Veterans Day? Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance,

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Did you know the Coachella Valley is home to the International Banana Museum?

Coachella Valley’s International Banana Museum In the museum you will find every type banana related items you can possibly think of  and even some you’ve never thought of!!! Escape to the most aPEELing destination on the planet the International Banana Museum. Here you

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Coachella Valley Did You Know?

There was a Stagecoach stop in Cathedral City, behind where Target is now located. Read More

Hike to the Palm Desert Cross, Never Disappoints!

The Hike to Palm Desert Cross. From Homme Park off Thrush Street this 3 mile round trip hike is a local favorite that never disappoints. This is a dog and family friendly hike that climbs over 600 ft to huge

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SIMULATION SHOWS FALLOUT OF 7.7-MAGNITUDE QUAKE IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY

Simulation of 7.7 Earthquake CLICK TO WATCH SIMULATION CLICK TO WATCH SIMULATION

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Bat Caves Buttes – Check it out!

Bat Caves Buttes – Check it out! By Brad Wheeler Latitude: N 33°25’26” Longitude: W 115°49’04” The Bat Caves or Bat Caves Buttes as the location is officially known, is at the crest of Durmid hill approximately one mile southeast

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Halloween Bash in Palm Springs, thousands expected

BB’s 33rd Annual Halloween Bash Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Join us at one of Coachella Valley’s premier events of the fall season, the legendary Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. This year’s 33rd Annual Bash promises

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1950’s Video Promoting Tourism in Palm Springs

Presented to the Community by the Palm Springs Rotary Club on the Golden Anniversary of Rotary International. You might want to grab a snack or popcorn and a soda for this one ☺ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Very Popular Video: Spring Break 1989 in

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Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra – May 12, 1960

Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra – 2 of Coachella Valley’s Favorite People Singing a Duet! MORE VIDEOS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU: Need for Speed on Thermal Club’s Exclusive 4.5 mile Private Racetrack – GoPro Lotus Runs the track at 160mph+

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Desert Oasis Music Festival – OCTOBER’s FEATURED EVENT- Adds Payment Plan

New 2-Day Music Festival Coming to Indio, CA in October – Empire Music Ventures Presents Desert Oasis Music Festival October 7th & 8th, 2017 at Empire Polo Grounds. A new way to pay for tickets is now available for Desert Oasis

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Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Timelapse!

Epic Palm Springs Wind Farm Time lapse! The Coachella Valley Team took a couple minutes yesterday to make a time lapse of the beautiful evening out at the Palm Springs Wind Farm. Enjoy!

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California Desert’s Thousand Palms Oasis as “Nobody” has ever seen it before until… NOW!

In 1905, visionary stock rancher Louis Wilhelm traded two mules and a buckboard wagon for the Thousands Palm Oasis, an 80-acre jewel of land in the heart of the Southern California desert.  But even he didn’t see it like this…

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Your Next Weekend Adventure Awaits – Eagle Mountain Railroad

Coachella Valley’s Abandoned Eagle Mountain Railroad Cover photo by Jill Hayes The Eagle Mountain Railroad, owned by Kaiser Steel Corporation, is a 51-mile branch line that serves the iron mines in and around Eagle Mountain, near California’s Salton Sea. It

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Hiking Hydration Tips

Hiking Hydration Tips Whether your hiking in the Coachella Valley or elsewhere, here are a few tips we have compiled to help you stay hydrated!   Climate:  When hiking in hot and/or humid conditions, one litre per hour is generally

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Hike San Jacinto Peak

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Naturalist John Muir wrote of San Jacinto Peak, “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” Who am I to argue with Muir? At 10,834′

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