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Random Facts About Palm Springs, California
In the 1930s, many Hollywood stars fled to Palm Springs, California for the privacy and peace it afforded them. Hollywood was more conservative and puritanical than it is today. In addition to endless gossip columns, stars were constantly under surveillance. Even a rumor of an extramarital affair or homosexuality could put them in the rags. Because of these conditions, the desert was a welcome refuge from the media circus.
Palm Springs is located in the Sonoran Desert and has a total area of 95.0 square miles (243 km2). It contains less than one square mile of water (2.3 km2), which makes it very dry. It is part of the Coachella Valley desert region and is sheltered by the San Bernardino and Santa Rosa Mountains to the north and the San Jacinto Mountains to the south and the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east.
The Palm Springs General Store Museum preserves the culture of Palm Springs’ General Stores. The museum’s collection includes thousands of items, including lunchboxes and primitive tools. There’s also a Children’s Discovery Museum, where kids can get hands-on experience with STEM subjects. Located just off Palm Springs Boulevard, the museum is popular with art collectors.
There are many fun things to do in Palm Springs. Guests can enjoy local concerts and theaters as well as a nightlife scene. The city is also home to many annual events, including the Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, the world’s largest girl’s party, and the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.