• Ben Turpin

    Ben Turpin was a household name in the 1920’s and involved with the Palm Springs Historical Society. He had his name imprinted in Downtown Palm Springs long before the Palm Springs Walk of Stars came into play.

  • The Palm Springs Racquet Club

    In the 1920’s and 1930’s tennis brought several A-list Hollywood celebs to the Coachella Valley. The Palm Springs Racquet Club was a big hit with these tennis lovers until a fire ruined any hope of rekindling the glory day and now it’s just another part of Palm Springs history.

  • The Lawrence Crossley Effect

    Many roads in Palm Springs are named after famous celebrities from “Old Hollywood.” However, one pioneer and successful businessman made a great migration from New Orleans to Palm Springs in the 1920s. In doing that, he paved the way for dozens of marginalized families to live and prosper.

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