History Timeline

Agua Caliente Band of

Cahuilla Indians

Ethnohistorically these Native people are the earliest inhabitants of the Coachella Valley....

Establishment of the

Agua Caliente Reservation

On May 15, 1876, Section 14 and a portion of Section 22 (Tahquitz Canyon) were set aside by Executive Order of President Ulysses S. Grant as the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation....

Nellie Coffman

Resort Town

Healing waters, desert sun and air all provided the perfect setting for hospitality. Nellie's Desert Inn helped turn the little village into a resort town....



Early on the desert was an enticing filming location. As Hollywood glamour rendezvous with the Palm Springs casual vibe this desert oasis became a playground for the stars...

Embrace the landscape


Talented architects from all over the world moved to Palm Springs starting in the 1920s, creating the gems that are now the shinning stars throughout town...