Palm Springs began as the Agua Caliente Reservation for the Cahuilla Native American Indians in 1896, founded by the American government, though the Cahuilla people had already inhabited the area for the past 500 years. Parts of the land were also sold to the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Today, Palm Springs is known as a resort and spa city for wealthy visitors, mainly populated with golf courses, recreation areas, resorts, and desert mansions. Activites commonly associated with a visit to the city often include horseback riding, mountain hiking, tennis, swimming, biking, and golf.
People Born in Palm Springs
Palm Springs in People's Lives
Walt Disney: After being told by doctors that I had lung cancer and six months left to live, my wife and I took a long vacation here, in 1966. I died in my home a few months later.