Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Holds Crossroads and Intersections Exhibit
Members of the Agua Caliente Tribe and the community attended a Palm Springs historical map exhibition at the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum located on 219 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. The history of Palm Springs and its early inhabitants came to life in the form of street names. No exact records are available to explain the choosing of certain names but it is accepted that the names are of prominent community leaders and landowners dating back to the late 1920’s and early 30’s.
Many names also reflect the healing nature of the Palm Springs area bringing into play the names of trees, shrubs, minerals, salts, waters and the ever present sunshine. Many of the original street names dating back to the mid 1800’s which were primarily names of fruit bearing trees such as Lemon, Lime and Orange were changed to honor leaders.The names also gave tribute to the climate which attracted many of the early settlers seeking the benefits of the hot springs and temperate weather during the major part of the year.
Attending the event were: Agua Caliente Chairman Richard Milanovich, Angie Valdericeda, O’Jay Vanegas, Jon Fletcher, Dawn Wellman, and many residents and downtown area Palm springs business owners.