Part 1; the history of Thousand Palms Canyon Road
Thousand Palm Canyon Road lies in a fold in the Indio Hills which is filled with native Californian Palm Trees (
Thousand Palms Canyon Road was constructed as a haul road to the Colorado River Aqueduct site north of the Indio Hills. The Colorado River Aqueduct spans 242 miles from Parker Dam on the Colorado River west to Lake Mathews near Corona. Construction of the Colorado River Aqueduct began during January 1933 near Thousand Palms and was made functional on January 7, 1939.