The Palm Springs of Hope

As you drive East out of Palm Springs, California, down HWY 111 you’ll admire a mushroom-shaped home, designed by John Lautner, stooped high atop the mountain.  It was once home to the late Bob Hope. Born in England, Hope was a natural entertainer, even as a bouncing boy known as Les. Yet, he had a…

Ruddy’s 1930s General Store & Museum

Return to an era when people took their time, laughed over soda pop on the front porch and saved sewing ornaments to pass down to generations.  At Ruddy’s 1930s General Store & Museum, you’ll experience a fascinating collection of goods (mostly from the Depression period) that Jim Ruddy cherished and preserved over his lifetime.   …

A Brief Palm Springs History

The Palm Springs and Coachella Valley region as we know it today was inspired by the desirable natural hot springs lining its rugged terrain. The ecological appeal of the area was exemplified by the agave plant, canyons filled with trees and cacti. After a government survey and a tragic outbreak of smallpox that affected the…