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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! – Two 3200′ green grass landing strips for flying enthusiasts.This is now the home to the Omni Rancho

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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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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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Cathedral City History in Pictures

The Cathedral City Historical Society presents the history of Cathedral City.

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1930’s Date Stand

One of the earliest and certainly most picturesque Date stands was the Black Tent located at 1652 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

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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 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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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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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

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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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Spring Break 1989 – Palm Springs

Remembering Spring Break 1989 by inthemix2006yo I filmed this footage during Spring Break in 1989. I edited the footage with old school vcr equipment from back in the day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Popular Video: 1950s-video-promoting-tourism in palm-springs/ Most Popular Video: Duet by 2 of Coachella

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Destroying our Desert in the name of “Green” Energy

I’m not passionate about a lot of things – but those things that I am, are closely related to the desert, whether it be historical or cultural elements, biological, or environmental. It hasn’t always been this way, as a teenager

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History – Celebrities in the Coachella Valley

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Meet the Hermit of Palm Springs

    In The early 1900’s,  German émigré William Pester made his home among the streams and valleys of Palm Canyon (tucked in the Native American valleys in south Palm Springs). Residing in a hut made out of palm trees,

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Did you know the Colony Palms Hotel was once owned by a member of the Purple Gang?

Colony Palms Hotel History  Courtesy of Colony Palms Hotel Originally dubbed the Colonial House, this Spanish Colonial style hotel was built and opened in 1936 by owner Al Wertheimer, a reputed mobster and member of the Purple Gang. Featuring plenty

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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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Clint Eastwood and Indio turn 85 this year!

The City of Indio turns 85 years old in 2015! Incorporated on May 16, 1930, the City of Indio is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year. A gallon of gas was 10 cents; a new house was $7,000; a loaf

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