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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

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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History of the Cabazon Dinosaurs, Claude K. Bell, 1960’s

Coachella Valley -Cabazon Dinosaurs, Claude K. Bell, 1960’s  Mr. Bell spent more than two decades and $300,000 creating the giant creatures on an otherwise desolate stretch of Interstate 10 near Palm Springs. The dinosaurs, a 150-ton, concrete brontosaurus named Dinney

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Jim Morrison at Tahquitz Creek

Jim Morrison swims the Tahquitz Canyon creek in Palm Springs despite the legend of a soul stealing angry shaman

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America’s Most Ridiculous Laws

America’s Most Ridiculous Laws!  In Los Angeles, It is not legal to bathe two babies at the same time in the same tub. In Riverside, Kissing on the lips, unless both parties wipe their lips with carbonized rose water, is

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Do you know about Salvation Mountain?

Salvation Mountain  Cover Photo Salvation Mountain by Tassanee Photography The year 1967 found Leonard back in San Diego visiting his sister Irene. She was always talking about the Lord and it sort of bothered Leonard. One morning to escape her

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100 Drones Lights Up the Palm Springs Sky

With exemptions from the FAA, Intel’s Drone 100 lights up the night sky in Palm Springs, CA in the first showing of the aerial experience in the United States. To celebrate the FAA’s loosening of restrictions on who can pilot

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Coachella Valley Gold

Coachella Valley Gold By Kat Ballard Did you know there’s Gold in them there Golf Courses! It’s that time of the year, when we turn our paradise green for the winter.  Every golf course and gated community in the valley

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Coachella Valley Fun Facts

This was the first diner in Cathedral City. It sat where the Taco Bell sits today at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon.

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The Coachella Valley’s Turning Green – Medical Marijuana Green!

Green rush in the Coachella Valley The real estate market in Desert Hot Springs is taking off thanks to the city’s decision to allow large-scale medical marijuana cultivation. The move is a financial one for a city with a median

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The Things People Say!

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 1. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.” 2. “On my holiday to Goa

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Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Stars, Stripes and Pet Safety Fourth of July is a holiday full of so many wonderful things – warm weather, pools, barbecues, and fireworks. But many of these same things can be dangerous for our pets. Here are ten safety

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10 Burger Joints in the Coachella Valley to Feed the Burger Beast in You!

Coachella Valley – Feeding your Burger Beast We’ve written about Mexican food in the Coachella Valley and now we bring you Burgers!  We love them one and all, the way a mother loves all her children. Unlike mom, we don’t pretend

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