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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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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

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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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Do You Know The History of The Giant Rock in Landers / Joshua Tree Area?

The History of The Giant Rock near Joshua Tree – Landers Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder that covers 5,800 square feet (540 m2) of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest

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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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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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Coachella Valley Veterans Day Facts

Coachella Valley Veterans Day Facts! In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to

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Coachella Valley Do You Know the History of Veterans Day?

Coachella Valley Do You Know the History of Veterans Day? Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance,

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First Casino off Indian land coming to Cathedral City, Hwy 111 and Date Palm Drive.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians receives federal approval for Cathedral City casino… Press Enterprise Reported – The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is on its way to building a third casino in downtown Cathedral City after receiving federal government

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Coachella Valley Veterans Day Did You Know??

There are approximately 16.1 million military veterans in the United States that have served in at least one war. 2 million veterans are women. 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents about 33% of all

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Ten Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

Pet Safety, Stars, and Stripes… Fourth of July is a holiday full of so many wonderful things – warm weather, pools, barbecues, and fireworks. But many of these same things can be dangerous for our pets. Here are ten safety

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Make Your Day Trip a Mission

Make Your Day Trip a Mission By Françoise Rhodes of Traveling With Françoise and Artifacts and Arts Across America  California has 21 missions, and on my list of things to do is visit each and every one of them. A

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Downtown – Palm Springs, California – by: Tom Ford

Did you know: Palm Springs is the 10th-largest California city by land area at 94.1 sq mi (244 km²). Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses

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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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Whole Foods Market Begins Grocery Delivery in the Palm Desert and Coachella Valley Area

Whole Foods Market Begins Grocery Delivery in Palm Desert Area Amazon’s Whole Foods Market has just launched delivery of fresh groceries — and alcohol — to homes and businesses in Palm Desert. This is the first time ever customers in

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Caution Burro Crossing! Welcome to Oatman Arizona

Caution Burro Crossing!!… Welcome to Oatman, Arizona By Françoise Rhodes – Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television Chances are many of you choose to visit Laughlin, Nevada instead of Las Vegas.  Laughlin offers small town charm, the scenic Colorado

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Near a billion butterflies migrating north through the Coachella Valley from the deserts of Mexico to Oregon.

?? ? If you live in the desert, you have no doubt seen this beautiful, crazy and abundant butterfly migration we are currently in the middle of. Special to Todays California by Kimmie Sue ? These butterflies are called Painted

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Did you know we have a Crochet Museum in Joshua Tree?

Did you know we have a Crochet Museum in Joshua Tree? Located in Joshua Tree, the World Famous Crochet Museum is exactly what it sounds like, boasting crocheted treasures including oreos, Humpty Dumpty and kangaroos, among other things. The space

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Do you know about Salvation Mountain?

Salvation Mountain  Cover Photo Salvation Mountain by Tassanee Photography The year 1967 found Leonard back in San Diego visiting his sister Irene. She was always talking about the Lord and it sort of bothered Leonard. One morning to escape her

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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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