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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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Powerfully Famous People Who Made Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Their Home!

Palm Springs Historical Society, located on the Village Green, at 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive, swings open its doors for the new season on Friday, September 1, 2017. Story by Renee Brown/Palm Springs Historical Society for CoachellaValley.com As summer wraps

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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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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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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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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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Route 66 Roadtrip: Amboy, CA

It has been widely believed that Amboy’s beginnings can be traced to the Southern Pacific Railroad, or even the world-famous Route 66. In actuality the earliest beginnings go back to 1858, when miners began to extract salt from Bristol Dry

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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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Coachella Valley Astronomy and Astrophotography, Mercury Transit

Story/Photos by Coachella Valley Astronomy and Astrophotography – Dedicated to bringing you the latest information on endeavors in amateur Astronomy and Astrophotography here in the Coachella Valley!!! Mercury Transit of the Sun from the Coachella Valley 5-9-16 The Mercury transit

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El Mirador Golf Course, 1930

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Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not?

National Bat Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 17th.  This is the best time of the year to celebrate bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day  a great time to learn about

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WORLDWIDE METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015

METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015 The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 4 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For

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Coachella Valley Did You Know?

This Real Estate Office sat at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon. Note the totem pole on the right corner and the Chinese arch to the left. Taco Bell now sits at this site. Read More

Coachella Valley Meet The Alpine ibex

Coachella Valley Meet The Alpine ibex Although they do not live in the Coachella Valley our team finds them AMAZING and after you see what they can do we know that you will also! Ibex are wild goats that live

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Mud Volcanoes near the Salton Sea??

Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes Along the eastern shoreline, near Bombay Beach, Elite Tours owner Mark Farley leads his group a short distance from the Highway 111 roadway and picks up a rock. It is no ordinary rock, but rather pumice:

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Nostalgia PS Secret Pop Up Gallery!

Modernsim Pop up bonus! Modernism week always brings fresh, exciting and sometimes unpredictable goodies to Palm Springs. The Coachella Valley team was checking out the Vintage Yard Sale when curiosity took over. While rummaging through tupperware, vintage clothing, and free

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First Diner in Cathedral City

This was the first diner in Cathedral City at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon. Currently home to Taco Bell

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NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CELEBRATION OCTOBER 5th

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CELEBRATION OCTOBER 5th @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Did you know that Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more

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