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Torres-Martinez Schoolhouse

Coachella Valley Did You Know – Torres-Martinez Indian community schoolhouse built in 1907. Considered the oldest standing Indian Agency buildings in California and is located in the Coachella Valley? Thermal to be exact!

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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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Coachella Valley’s Modernism Fall Weekend Preview

The Coachella Valley Team was out and about for the final day of the Modernism Week fall preview. What a beautiful hot day for some retro activities! We started out at the vintage yard sale. Vendors lined up with everything from

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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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24th Annual Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow Set for This Weekend

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will celebrate its 24th Annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow starting today this afternoon Friday Sept. 26. Admission and parking are free for the three-day, family-friendly event which is expected to attract an estimated 25,000

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Modernism Week’s Fall Weekend Preview…October 10th – 13th

Modernism Week’s Fall Weekend Preview…October 10th – 13th Did you know that Architectural modernists flourished  in the Coachella Valley with commissions from celebrities Post World War 2?  Inventive architects designed unique vacation houses, such as steel houses with prefabricated panels

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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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Labor Day History

Do You Know Why We Celebrate Labor Day? In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living.

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A Donkey on Roller Skates in Indio…What?

Coachella Valley Did You Know?       In Indio, Ca, 1960 that People parked at the curb line along the main street for the annual date festival parade and among the paraders was a snow white donkey on roller

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Cathedral City History in Pictures

The Cathedral City Historical Society will host “Meet and Greet ” Saturday, August 30th from 4 to 7pm Cathedral Center, 37-171 Buddy Rogers Ave., Cathedral City. Cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. Guest speakers will share stories about the

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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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