Nestled between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, this expanse of desert has called to those seeking healing for a century. Aquifers bubble underground with hot and cold mineral waters, warmed by geothermal activity occurring thousands of feet below the earth's surface. The native Cahuilla people camped here, but the place sat mostly unoccupied until the 1877 Desert Land Act beckoned homesteaders to barren areas of Western States.
Cabot Yerxa was among the first to arrive settling in 1913 on 160 acres. Upon discovering the aquifers, he dubbed the site Miracle Hill. By 1941, the population hit 20; Yerxa's buddy L.W. Coffee named and began to develop the town of Desert hot Springs. Spas and hotels popped up in the 50's, enticing tourists, and today, business is booming with a surge of new development and investments.
The number of doors in Cabot's Pueblo Museum, built in the 1940's.
The peak temperature of the city's naturally occuring hot springs.
The year of the hot aquifers first scientific analysis confirming the water's therapeutic value.
Amount of U.S. cellphones that could be charged daily by solar power from cannabis center Canndescent.