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"Palmenthal", the first European settlement within the limits of Palmdale, was established as a village on April 20, 1886, by westward Lutheran travelers from the American Midwest, mostly of German and Swiss descent...

On August 24, 1962, Palmdale became the first community in the Antelope Valley to incorporate. 47 years later, in November 2009, voters approved making it a charter city.

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1955 - August 20 - 1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca

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1964 - September 21 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California

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1976 - September 17 - NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Palmdale, California:
DryTown Water Park:

If you're looking for some water-based fun, DryTown Water Park is the place to be. With water slides, a lazy river, and various pools, it's a great spot to cool off, especially during the hotter months.

Pelona Vista Park:

This expansive park is perfect for a family picnic or a relaxing day outdoors. It has sports fields, playgrounds, and scenic walking trails. The lake adds a serene touch to the surroundings.

Antelope Valley Mall:

For shopping and entertainment, head to the Antelope Valley Mall. It has a variety of stores, a food court, and a movie theater for a complete day out.

Saddleback Butte State Park:

Nature lovers, don't miss out on Saddleback Butte State Park. It offers hiking trails that lead to the top of the butte, providing panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape.

The Palmdale Amphitheater:

Check out the events at the Palmdale Amphitheater. From concerts to cultural events, it's a great place to enjoy live... Read MORE...

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