Mar 1, 200603:05 PMThe Life
RIV-044: Desert Inn
Mar 1, 2006 - 03:05 PMHere's the last of two bonuses in our plaque series - photo of Riverside historical marker #044, located at 123 North Palm Canyon:
On this site, in 1908, Nellie N. Coffman (1867-1950), her husband, Harry, and two sons, George Roberson and Earl Coffman, established a small health resort hotel, the Desert Inn. Her ability, determination, and charm extended the resort's reputation and people came from all over the world. In 1927, a modern hotel replaced the earlier structures. Nellie's love and charitable works for the community earned her the title of Mother Coffman. The hotel gave way to a shopping complex in 1967.
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