In 1926, Dr. J. C. Tyler built this combined house and dental office. The locals called it “Smiley Place.” In 1965, the Coachella Valley Historical Society was established. The Smiley-Tyler House has become the centerpiece for their two-acre Coachella Valley Historical Museum. You will enjoy learning about Indio’s past going back to the Cahilla People. An interesting story is how Dr. June McCarroll was the first person to paint a white line down the center of a highway in 1917. In 1924, she successfully lobbied the California DOT to make this marking a standard. World War II history buffs should also tour the nearby General Patton Memorial Museum.