Photograph of Dr. Welwood (Elwood?) Murray, a pioneer of Palm Springs, ca.1901; presents an elderly Dr. Murray walking through a dilapidated wooden gate in Palm Springs. He wears a cardigan and Scottish beanie and stands between two thick tree trunks.; "Dr. Welwood Murray, who came to Palm Springs in 1886, was so impressed with the curative powers of the sun there and the unusually dry climate that he established a sanitarium. Later he began to take in a few 'boarders,' in addition to those who came seeking health, and the sanitarium became, in a sense, a hotel, though it was not until 1909 that the first real hotel was established by Mrs. Nellie N. Coffman." -- Newspaper clipping.