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50-Year old Tamarisks in Palm Springs being removed

PALM SPRINGS – Controversial tamarisk trees started being removed near Tahquitz Creek Golf course by the city of Palm Springs on Tuesday. They have been deemed “Racist trees” by some, as it was believed that they were planted to block

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Modernist masterpiece Edris House, sells for $3 million

PALM SPRINGS, CA – A well known modernist house in the desert has sold for $3 million dollars. The Edris House, designed by architect E. Stewart Williams in the early 1950’s, raked in more than $1000 per square foot. J.R.

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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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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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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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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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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

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Coachella Valley Did You Know?

There was a Stagecoach stop in Cathedral City, behind where Target is now located. Read More

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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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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The Spa Hotel 1967

The Hogan’s Heroes cast at the Spa Hotel, 1967. Read More

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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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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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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El Mirador Golf Course, 1930

Coachella Valley History - El Mirador Golf Course, 1930 Read More

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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Coachella Valley has been a place where Celebrities have found Solace

Coachella Valley has been a place where Celebrities have found Solace    

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Coachella Valley Did You Know?

This Real Estate Office sat at the corner of Hwy 111 and Cathedral Canyon. Note the totem pole on the right corner and the Chinese arch to the left. Taco Bell now sits at this site. Read More

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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