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Palm Springs,

city (1990 pop. 40,181), Riverside co., S Calif.; founded 1876, inc. 1938. It is a verdant desert oasis and a resort with classic mid-20th cent. architecture (known as Mid-Century Modern), many golf courses, and the Palm Springs Desert Museum. There is an international airport. It was known to the Spanish as early as 1774 as Agua Caliente because of its hot springs. By 1872 it was a regular stop on the stagecoach run between Prescott, Ariz., and Los Angeles. Nearby are the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation; Mt. San Jacinto, with a aerial cable-car line that runs much of the way to the top; and Palm Canyon, containing forests of Washingtonia palms estimated to be over 1,000 years old. Also in the area are a state park and the Joshua Tree National ParK.

Palm Springs

a city in the US, in California: a popular tourist resort. Pop.: 45 228 (2003 est.)
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It's this impressive geographical barrier of desert and mountains that has made Palm Springs a refuge for the frolics and follies of the rich and famous since the 1930s.
The park recently opened a new visitor center in its northwestern corner, making it a more convenient day trip from Palm Springs (the facility is 28 miles from Interstate 10 via Highway 62).
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Glamorous and classy, the oasis of Palm Springs in California is within easy striking distance for the rich and famous inhabitants of Hollywood, yet far removed from the opulent, frenetic LA lifestyle.