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Random Facts About Palm Springs
Palm Springs is an ideal vacation destination for those who want to relax in the hot sun. There are several hotels and spas to choose from, and you can also enjoy the area’s natural beauty. You can also go on a scavenger hunt while in Palm Springs, which teaches you the local history.
Palm Springs’ first residents were the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, whose descendants settled in the area. In 1876, the federal government gave the area to the tribe, creating the Agua Caliente Reservation. The land was surveyed and divided into parcels based on checkerboard patterns, with even-numbered parcels going to the tribe and odd-numbered parcels going to the railroad.
Originally, Palm Springs was a swimming and tennis destination. As a result, it was a popular vacation spot for old Hollywood stars. During the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower visited the area and brought along his love of golf, sparking a boom in golf resorts. The Rat Pack frequented Palm Springs nightclubs in the 1960s, and today, celebrities such as Leo DiCaprio own homes in Palm Springs.
One of Palm Springs’ most famous residents is Elvis Presley. He lived in the area for a year with his wife Priscilla in a private home. The property is being restored now, and you can find Elvis cutouts on the exterior.