Jan 18, 200602:22 PMThe Life
Frank Bogert's back in the saddle
Jan 18, 2006 - 02:22 PMLocal luminary Frank M. Bogert, former mayor of Palm Springs, was born on January 1, 1910, in Mesa, Colorado. And according to Peppertree Bookstore, he's "a raw-boned piece of the past who rode into this desert in 1927 and fast became a legend. Bogert's inimitable straight-talking, unpretentious manner helped create Palm Springs, shaping events that led to the town's evolution from main street village to cosmopolitan desert resort. Beneath his ten-gallon hat, rugged facade and salty humor is a thoughtful man with a breadth of knowledge and the kind of character and charisma that itself becomes history."
On Sunday at 3pm, Frank will discuss his new book at Peppertree's southernmost branch.