El Mirador Hotel Torney Hospital

“At the beginning of the American involvement in World War II, the Army began to look for locations for hospitals that would serve the wounded soldiers returning from the Pacific Theatre. They purchased the elegant El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs for $420,000.
The Army expended another $4 million dollars and purchased the land around the hotel, paying for the construction costs to turn the hotel into a 1,500-bed hospital…”

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