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A History of Palm Springs

When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What became of the train depot…

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The Best of the Best Tour

Before Palm Springs was a resort town…before Palm Springs was really even a town for that matter, movie stars began building their second homes here. …

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A Record-Setting Pilot

Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie…a pilot who set more aviation records that any…

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Aboard A Luxury Ship

The Queen Mary II, the largest and most luxurious ship to ever sail, recently left Britain for Ft. Lauderdale.  That voyage had ironically increased the…

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Naturalist John Muir

Over a century ago, President Roosevelt was so interested in preserving natural wonders, he traveled all the way to California to take a camping trip…

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Nature Closer to Home

When this man’s trip to the Amazon fell through, he instead began to travel this country to see all that nature held closer to home. …

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Safely Seeing A White Shark

It’s one of the few places where you can see a white shark…safely.  Although these sharks make but a rare appearance here…it has put this…

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The Oasis in the Desert

Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began building their second homes here….

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Napa Valley Resorts

This place quickly became a playground for the well-to-do to escape the city during the summer.  In fact, the tales of the place perhaps began…

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Napa Valley Agriculture

California’s Napa Valley has long been associated with wine.  However, wine is newcomer when compared to all this area grows… SharePrintEmail

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Napa and the Gold Rush

If you tell someone you’re headed to Napa, they probably expect you to be sampling some wine and perhaps staying at a resort.  In 1850…

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Nathan Combs

You’ve probably never heard of a man named Nathan Combs.  However, you have heard of the place he helped create.  The young pioneer landed in…

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The Final Duel

Dueling was a way to solve serious disputes early in our nation’s history.  However it’s this duel in 1859 that’s said to have ended the…

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The Ship that Became a Building

Many 19th century immigrants came to the U.S. on ships.  When these enterprising men arrived, they found a unique use for their boat… SharePrintEmail

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The Western End of the Pony Express

The eastern end of the Pony Express was in St. Joseph, Missouri.  You can still go and see the stables yet today.  So where was…

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Lifting Sacramento

If your home or business flooded, you might seek higher ground.  Here, the people didn’t go somewhere else, they just began raising all of their…

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The Field that Became Bakersfield

It was just an ordinary field until the winter of 1862.  That’s when floodwaters pushed onto the land and a town sprang up that would…

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June McCarroll

Today you could get a ticket if you don’t drive on your side of the road.  But in 1917, Dr. June McCarroll could not get…

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The Name Behind the Tsukamoto School

The Tsukamoto school in Sacramento is a place of triumph.  Some may not know the story behind the name, but when you dig deeper, you…

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A Smaller Than Normal Home

When Marielle arrived in Arkansas, she found her new home must have been constructed for a group of second graders.  It was a humorous incident…

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