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Palm Desert

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ISBN-10: 0738559644

ISBN-13: 9780738559643

Edition: 2009

Authors: Historical Society of Palm Desert, Historical Society of Palm Desert

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Desert insiders know Palm Desert as the geographic and cultural heart of the Coachella Valley. This resort town with over 30 golf courses started as a barren outpost aptly named Sand Hole. Founder Cliff Henderson envisioned a modern utopia growing from the scrub and—as a centerpiece—built the Shadow Mountain Club in 1948. With its glamorous figure-eight swimming pool and high-dive competitions, the club drew celebrities, presidents, and future residents. Cliff’s brother Randall Henderson spotlighted another side of desert life when he established the headquarters of Desert Magazine in the new town, luring readers to pack up their jeeps and move to Palm Desert. The brothers’ twin vision made…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 2/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The photographs in this book come from the collection of the Historical Society of Palm Desert, as well as the never-before-displayed private collections of Cliff Henderson and other pioneers. The photographs were compiled by Hal Rover, past president of the Historical Society of Palm Desert; Kim Housken, member of the Palm Desert Historic Preservation Committee; and Brett Romer, vice president of the Historical Society of Palm Desert.

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Early Ranchersp. 9
Palm Village and the War Yearsp. 19
It Took a Familyp. 33
The Shaping of Shadow Mountain Clubp. 41
Canyons, Coves, and High Placesp. 61
Building a Communityp. 79
Famous Folk and Colorful Charactersp. 101
Today in Palm Desertp. 119
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