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Random Facts About Palm Springs
Once a desert frontier town, Palm Springs has transformed itself into an oasis of rich retirees, celebrities, and snowbirds. After the Second World War, Palm Springs became a hotspot for spring breakers from the West Coast, and it has maintained this reputation ever since. More people began to live here in the 1970s, and today, many people choose to live here year-round.
A visit to Palm Springs is a must for those who enjoy outdoor activities. The city’s location is surrounded by mountains and canyons, perfect for rock climbing and horseback riding through the desert. It is also home to an F-16 simulator and an extensive display of military aircraft and memorabilia. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting in Palm Springs.
After the Mexican Revolution, the city was known as Agua Caliente. Its name was changed to Palm Springs after a prominent settler, John Guthrie McCallum. The McCallum family established the town in 1884, and the McCallum Theater is named after them. A stagecoach station on the Bradshaw Trail was founded in 1862 by Jack Summers. Later, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a train six miles north and isolated the stagecoach station.
Hollywood celebrities have long visited Palm Springs, making the city a popular destination for vacations. There are tours of the former home of Elvis Presley, and you can even visit the cabaret where Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin performed. With so much to do, Palm Springs is an adult’s paradise, although some people also bring their children.