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Category: Past Tense

Past Tense: April 24, 2014

Past Tense: April 24, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 The Glenn Froehlichs announced that the Rustic Theatre would open starting May 1.   60 years ago – 1954 New benches for  Town Hall’s campfire area were under construction. Almost $2,000 was available for the project.   55 years ago – 1959 The Izaak Walton League was planning a major […]

Past Tense: April 17, 2014

Past Tense: April 17, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 The new school building, housing second- through seventh-grades, was being readied for an open house.   60 years ago – 1954 Parents and PTA members voted to recommend that seventh-grade students be sent to Hemet Junior High School the next year on a one-year trial basis.   55 years ago […]

Past Tense: April 10, 2014

Past Tense: April 10, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 More tracks of the mountain lion previously sighted around Ernie Maxwell’s cabin were spotted. The visitor seemed to be more curious than hungry.   60 years ago – 1954 Oscar Lawler, prominent Los Angeles attorney, donated his 80-acre estate in the Dark Canyon area to the county. The donation was […]

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Plans called for completion of the Idyllwild-Banning Highway by summertime. 60 years ago – 1954 Three search parties were looking for three teenage boys lost in the mountains. They finally emerged, unhurt but hungry, in Tahquitz Canyon. 55 years ago – 1959 Woodland Park Manor and Idyll-a-Wyle Cabins changed hands. […]

Past tense: March 20. 2014

Past tense: March 20. 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Forty-five people gathered at the Idyllwild Inn, attending a shower to help Shirley Wood refurnish her burned-out home.   60 years ago – 1954 Eastern Municipal Water District was planning to purchase the Lake Hemet Water Company.   55 years ago – 1959 The Idyllwild Rotary Club invited the public […]

Past Tense: March 13, 2014

Past Tense: March 13, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Caretakers of the Bunker Ranch found themselves snowbound for seven weeks with dwindling provisions.   60 years ago – 1954 The Isaac Walton League built and installed 14 signs to warn motorists about deer on local highways.   55 years ago – 1959 More than 60 mountaineers attended a workshop, […]

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 With the help of a slide rule, Larry Smith estimated he had removed 8 tons of snow from his roof.   60 years ago – 1954 The snow pack in Tahquitz Valley, the survey team found, measured only 28 inches in depth.   55 years ago – 1959 Planes and […]

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 There were heated arguments at the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce meeting regarding whether the Chamber acted properly in endorsing plans for a cocktail bar at the Idyllwild Inn.   60 years ago – 1954 During the opening weekend of Idyllwild Market, owner Joe Darnell rigged up an alarm set to […]

Past Tense: Feb. 20, 2014

Past Tense: Feb. 20, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 The U.S. Forest Service reported that 90 inches of snow had fallen in Idyllwild since Oct. 1. 60 years ago – 1954 Local children, in the spirit of making this “America’s Cleanest Forest,” launched a cleanup campaign. 55 years ago – 1959 ISOMATA appointed a committee to develop plans for […]

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