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Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lykken’s Department Store

 
 
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By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
1. Lykken’s Department Store Marker
Inscription.  Desert pioneer, Carl Lykken, built the first general store in the village in 1914. For many years it contained the only telephone and the post office. The store was remodeled with the existing overhang and arches when sidewalks were installed in the early 1930s.

Carl Lykken helped to establish the first Police Protection District and served on it board until the City incorporated in 1938.
 
Erected by city of Palm Springs & National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. Cape Ann Chapter, Califorina. (Marker Number HSPB-9.)
 
Location. 33° 49.474′ N, 116° 32.803′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on 182 North Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Community Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Inn (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported
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By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. Lykken’s Department Store
missing. ); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oasis Hotel (about 700 feet away); Plaza Theatre (about 700 feet away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Telephone Building (approx. ¼ mile away); McCallum House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
3. Lykken’s Department Store
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on April 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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