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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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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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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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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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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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The Meaning Behind Christmas Presents

The Meaning Behind Christmas Presents One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh. Frankincense was

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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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Coachella Fun Facts

Did you know that the first Coachella Music Festival was on November 5, 1993 where Pearl Jam performed before almost 25,000 fans at the Empire Polo Club, which had previously never hosted a music festival. Read More

Coachella Valley History – Hepburn & Husband, Mel Ferrer

Audrey Hepburn at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs with husband Mel Ferrer. Photograph by Bill Anderson. Courtesy of Palm Springs Historical Society Read More

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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