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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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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 160mph+

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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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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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Cathedral City History in Pictures

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

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Palm Springs Back In The Day

This is a slide show made up of photos from back in time in Palm Springs. You might find someone you know, or a photo that you posted. I added music by Dean Martin “It’s 1,200 Mile From Palm Springs

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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

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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