Feb 28, 200610:42 AMThe Life
RIV-025: The Original Palm Springs
Feb 28, 2006 - 10:42 AMHere's the first of two bonuses in our plaque series - photo of Riverside historical marker #025, located at 100 North Indian Canyon:
The warm spring here was the site of Se-Khe (boiling water), important village of the Kawasic Cahuilla Indians. The Spanish called it Agua Caliente (hot water). A stage station of that name operated from 1862 to 1876. As early as 1871 the Indians operated a bath house for tourists and the site is still tribally owned. Because of the surrounding native palm trees, it was later called "Palm Springs."
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