Intriguing Stories - Articles Archive

Enjoy the stories that share the vibrant past of Palm Springs. Discover the visionaries and spirited people who helped form this desert oasis. The colorful people who lived and played here.

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How the Desert Inn Met It's Doom

Desert Sun - June 09, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

The trees of summer: Smoke trees, cacti, palms

Desert Sun - June 03, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

Celebs, locals sought Dr. Chuck Supple

Desert Sun - June 02, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

Pacific islands’ style enthralled hotels in 1960s

Desert Sun - May 26, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

Palm Springs architecture imported by rich

Desert Sun - May 19, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

How Minerva Hamilton Hoyt saved Joshua Tree park

Desert Sun - May 12, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

How Palm Springs High School got its start

Desert Sun - May 05, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

Helen Rose’s high fashion and stylist life

 Helen Rose

 

Loewy streamlined daily life 

Desert Sun - Jan 13, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

 

How diners came to be a staple

Desert Sun - Jan 06, 2019
By Tracy Conrad

How Diners Came to be a Staple 

 

Palm Springs’ early influencers

Desert Sun - June 24, 2018
By Tracy Conrad

 

The rich history of desert gardening

Desert Sun - June 10, 2018
By Tracy Conrad

 

 

Desert Circus a much-beloved local event

Desert Sun - May 06, 2018
By Tracy Conrad

 

Palm Springs horse trails legacy of Desert Riders

Desert Sun - May 20, 2018
By Tracy Conrad

 

A date with destiny for sweet desert treat

Desert Sun - May 27, 2018
By Tracy Conrad

 

Palm Springs’ nightclub scene thrived

Desert Sun - Dec 30, 2018
By Tracy Conrad 

Nightclubs

 

Christmas music, desert connected

Desert Sun - Dec 24, 2017
By Tracy Conrad 

 

Christmas Music

How early PS holidays were celebrated

Desert Sun - Dec 23, 2017
By Tracy Conrad 
Early Palm Springs Holidays

 

Shaking the Trees - Column of tamarisks spurs debate on aesthetics, racism

Desert Sun - Dec 21, 2017
By Corinne S Kennedy 

 

The struggle with daylight saving time

Desert Sun - Dec 21, 2017
By Tracy Conrad 

Daylight Savings Time

 

 

A Palm Springs Christmas story

Desert Sun - Dec 21, 2017
By Renee Brown 

A Palm Springs Christmas Story

Desert played role in timeless holiday songs

Desert Sun - Dec 16, 2018
By Tracy Conrad 

Landscaper shaped state’s image

Desert Sun - Dec 09, 2018
By Tracy Conrad 

All about fashion and ‘Palm Springs Label’

Desert Sun -Dec 03, 2017
By Renee Brown