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The Women Who Built Palm Springs

  • 9 Feb 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel 100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Come immerse yourself in Palm Springs history at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel for a special luncheon with Renee Brown, Associate Curator and Director of Education at the Palm Springs Historical Society presenting; 


During the 1950s, the economy in Palm Springs was booming largely due to the contributions of local women. The first all-women’s Tribal Council was elected in 1954. The all-women Tribal Council not only wrote the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians first constitution and by-laws, they brokered the building of the $2,000,000 Palm Springs Spa in the heart of downtown. Real estate developer, Pearl McCallum shifted her focus from accumulating wealth to supporting causes that sought to protect the desert she loved. Zaddie Bunker whose commercial real estate holdings grew to include three movie theatres, the Chi Chi nightclub, drugstores, restaurants, and an apartment building, earned a private pilot’s license at 65 years old. 

Excerpt taken from The Desert Sun, Dec. 29th, 2016 - click logo for full article



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