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ID: 7014383
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Palm Springs (inhabited place)  Palm Springs (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 49 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 116 32 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -116.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Coachella Valley; expanded around hot springs & Palm Valley Colony founded by Judge John G McCallum late 19th cen.; laid out in checkerboard pattern 1860s, in conjunction with Southern Pacific Railroad; alternating land granted to Amerindians.

Names:
Palm Springs (preferred,C,V)
Agua Caliente (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Riverside (county)  ................  Riverside (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Palm Springs (inhabited place)  ....................  Palm Springs (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  known as a stage coach stop named Agua Caliente, between Prescott, Arizona & Los Angeles by 1872
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1938
resort center (C)
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Agua Caliente..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 91
Palm Springs..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 91
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6054321
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 91
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6054321
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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