Resorts: Big Chief Many Baths

The spring itself, bubbling up from volcanic depths beneath Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, has been there for aeons. But in the 60 years since vacationers first discovered Palm Springs, nobody paid much attention to it except the bedraggled Indians who owned it. Visitors reveled in the crystalline desert air, the handsome golf courses, and the magnificent views of the mountains rising out of the desert. Movie stars vacationed there and built luxurious holiday homes. Dwight Eisenhower came out to try the golf. But the Agua Caliente Indians, who found the place and had been granted the acreage immediately surrounding...

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