Monday, March 08, 2004


City, Riverside county, southern California, U.S., in the Coachella Valley, between Palm Springs (northwest) and the Salton Sea (southeast). Founded (1876) as Indian Wells, on the site of Palte-Wat Indian village by the Southern Pacific Railroad, it was later renamed Indio (Spanish: Indian). In the 1850s local artesian wells were utilized for irrigation and C.P. Huntington, president of


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