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History of the Indio International Tamale Festival® includes two Guinness Book of World Records

The Indio International Tamale Festival® is celebrating its 28th year. Taking place December 7 & 8, 2019 in historic Downtown Indio, the Tamale Festival is a long-standing community tradition in the Coachella Valley. The festival has grown from a half

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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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Mt. Rushmore is great – but don’t miss Crazy Horse!

By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio & Television I recently had the fun experience of escorting a group of 42 travelers with ACT Tours to Mt. Rushmore. As the escort it was my job to make sure

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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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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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Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors

Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television and Radio It’s interesting how most visitors consider the Coachella Valley a small town community, however, Southern California is loaded with fascinating

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Coachella Valley “Road trippin” Arizona – Step Back to the Cold War Era at the Titan Missile Museum

Step Back to the Cold War Era at the Titan Missile Museum in Arizona – By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Radio and Television I’ve been to Tucson, Arizona a number of times and found it to be

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Put Your Cowboy Boots On – We’re Going To Nashville

Coachella Valley’s Summer “Travel Series” Continues…. Nashville, Tennessee here comes Traveling With Françoise! By Françoise Rhodes, host of Traveling With Françoise Television and Radio Nashville, Tennessee Adult Customized Tours – ACT-Tours.com Visit Nashville Tennessee – VisitMusicCity.com Grayline Bus Tours – Graylinetn.com My Experience: Known around the

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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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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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Cathedral City History in Pictures

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

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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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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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