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  • Agua Caliente Indian CanyonsAgua Caliente Indian Canyons Palm Springs, California
    Many centuries ago, the ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians came to this region and settled in the Palm Springs area, starting extensive and complex communities that included the Palm, Chino, Tahquitz, Murray and Andreas Canyons with their stores of water and plants and animals that were plentiful enough for these people to thrive. They began to grow crops of corn, melons, squash, and beans, hunt the animals that lived in the area and plants and seeds could be acquired for medicines and foods; and basketweaving. These early ancestors left many traces of their existence here there have been uncovered that include dams, reservoirs, rock art, house pits and foundations, trails and food processing areas. These Indians were hard working and creative with a reputation for peace, integrity and independence. The Palm Canyon is fifteen miles long and has been declared one of the most beautiful places in western North America with indigenous plants and animals that the Cahuilla people used so expertly and the thriving Washingtonia filifera or California fan palm trees; which are a marvelous contrast to the stark rocky gorges and barren waste lands of the deserts. There is a medium grade paved foot path that winds meanderingly into the canyon where you can enjoy a serene picnic by streams or areas for meditating, hiking, exploring or the inevitable horseback riding. There is a great trading post located in the canyon where you can pick up maps, books, jewelry, pottery, Indian art and artifacts, weavings, baskets and conversational cultural lore. These various canyons are very sacred to the Indians and also historically important to scientists and others that love nature and the beauty it gives us.  The Caliente Cahuilla belong to a huge linguistic and cultural family of Native Americans that has become known to ethnographers as: uto-Aztecan stock; with the Shoshonean stock including other aboriginal neighbors like the Moapa Pauites of southern Nevada, the Pima all the way down into Mexico, the Chemehuevi that live along the Colorado River, the Tohono O'otam (Papago) that live along the south part of Arizona and northern Mexico and other groups. All of these groups used the desert fan palm; a native palm tree that grows prolifically, to make baskets, shelters, utensils and food in the form of a mushy kind of gravy. The Caliente Cahuilla thought that they would live on their lands forever, or until 1876, when the US government came and gave them 32,000 acres of land to be their new homeland; and to the Southern California Railroad, on both sides of the tracks, 10 miles of the odd sections of the land hoping to get them to build a railroad. 6700 acres of the Indian's large tract, were within the Palm Springs city limits and the rest of the even sections going out across the desert and mountains in an odd checkerboard fashion. The canyons are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, with the Palm and Andreas Canyons contain the most and second most fan palms in the world, with Murray being listed as the fourth. There is a Cahuilla Indian hot spring underneath the Palm Springs Spa Hotel and Mineral Springs, which has become famous throughout the world because of these springs.

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  • Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm Springs Air Museum Palm Springs, California
    The Palm Springs Air Museum is a non-profit who states its mission as being the display, education and externalization of the combat aircraft's role in WWII, as well as the roles of the pilots, Americans and others that had in winning that terrible war. Besides having these fantastic airplanes, there are artworks, related artifacts and library resources that continue that marvelous history. The museum holds one of the biggest collections of WWII warplanes, many of which have been used in movies that were set during the war. It is located on the north side of the Palm Springs International Airport, in a new structure that contains the gift shop, ramp and airport access for flight demos, simulator and education center, research library, theater and three major exhibit hangars. The excellent antique automobile collection of Robert Pond is located here with an outstanding collection of aviation artworks by Stan Stokes. The flying collections includes; Bell P-63 Kingcobra, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Douglas b-26 Invader, Douglas C-47 Dakota, General Dynamics F-16 Falcon, Grumman A-6 Intruder, Grumman F4F wildcat, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Lockheed T-33 Trainer Shooting Star, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, North American B-25 Mitchell, Piper J-3 Cub Grasshopper, Ryan Sport, Supermarine Spitfire, Chance Vought FG-1D 92629 S 301.  The theater shows documentaries every day about the aviation in WWII, and the library contains 6300 volumes that relate to aviation and American military history.

January 11, 2011