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Past Tense: March 15, 2012

Past Tense: March 15, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Dr. M.M. Null announced that he had hundreds of small sequoias to be given to residents and property owners free of charge. The little redwoods were grown for planting in the community. 55 years ago – 1957 Clarence Bischof purchased the San Jacinto Lumber Yard. 50 years ago – 1962 […]

Past Tense: March 8, 2012

Past Tense: March 8, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 The Christian Science Society moved into a new location at Cedar and River drives, opposite Town Hall. 50 years ago – 1962 Under the weight of the heavy snow load, Town Hall’s roofed front porch collapsed. 45 years ago – 1967 Five students from Idyllwild were among Hemet High School […]

Past Tense: March 1, 2012

Past Tense: March 1, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 During what used to be conservation week, Izaak Walton League hosted the Junior Rangers and Girl Scouts at the town hall, where together they performed a playlet and multiple skits about conserving natural resources. 50 years ago – 1962 Dr. Earl Herald, curator of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, […]

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2012

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Townsfolk were invited to a premiere showing of “Ballad of Idyllwild,” a movie made on the campus of ISOMATA (now the Idyllwild Arts Academy). Marais and Miranda were the authors, and Meredith Willson contributed to the theme song. 55 years ago – 1957 The search was abandoned for a nude […]

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

55 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All that was found of him were his clothes and shoes, which he removed before his disappearance. 50 years ago – 1962 Three women joined the Pine Cove fire department’s rescue squad […]

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 US Marines from Camp Pendleton moved into the Dark Canyon-Pine Flats area to begin a series of winter maneuver operations in the snow. 50 years ago – 1962 Noble Aller, of Idyllwild, Hemet Unified School Sistrict trustee, accepted appointment as the combined districts’ spokesman on the area school unification committee. […]

Past Tense: Feb. 2, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The highlight of the week was Mike and Dorothy Michelsen opening their long awaited Fern Valley Market. The opening took place after 12 months of all sorts of delays and problems, according to the couple. “Alpine” is the market’s name. 60 years ago – 1952 Two couples from Los Angeles […]

Past Tense: Jan. 26, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The Chamber of Commerce announced that a deputy sheriff would be assigned to the area, and a new switchboard would be installed in the summer to handle 200 phones. • • • A University of Southern California movie crew photographed the Chamber meeting for a film dealing with the proposed […]

Past Tense: Jan. 19, 2012

Past Tense: Jan. 19, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 There were 300 families living year-round in the area. 60 years ago – 1952 Movie shows at Hillbilly Lodge ended as the Froelichs worked to complete their new Rustic Theatre. 55 years ago – 1957 Hill folk living beside Strawberry Creek reported hearing a strange noise following the heavy rain. […]

Past Tense: Jan. 12, 2012

Past Tense: Jan. 12, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Pop Groom leased land above Pine Cove where Haigh and Weller were logging for a winter sports area. 60 years ago – 1952 The State Riding and Hiking Trail project again stalled due to right-of-way difficulties. The trail may be re-routed elsewhere. 55 years ago – 1957 Janet Froehlich was […]

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