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Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lenny Poates was to have a crew on hand to add to the community building. 60 years ago – 1951 The Lions Club viewed Korean War combat films at Fern Valley Lodge. The […]

Past Tense: Dec. 15, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 15, 2011

55 years ago – 1956 Former California Attorney General Robert Kenny was in town paying a visit to his former business associate, Hazel Cress. 50 years ago – 1961 Emax saw the painting of yellow lines on the highways as “a trend toward the police state.” 45 years ago – 1966 A series of storms […]

Past Tense: Dec. 2, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Thanksgiving was followed by a beautiful snow fall that left 3 inches in Idyllwild and 8 inches in Tahquitz Valley. 55 years ago – 1956 The newly organized Pine Cove County Water District planned to ask voters to approve a $110,000 bond issue to purchase facilities and make improvements. 50 […]

Past Tense: Dec. 1, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 1, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 Mrs. Huston at the Cedars Cafe in Fern Valley, beside Strawberry Creek, advertised that she wanted to trade a lawn mower for snowshoes. 55 years ago – 1956 Members of the class in government at Desert Sun School journeyed to the Hollywood Bowl to hear President Eisenhower speak. 50 years […]

Past Tense: Nov. 24, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 24, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 Mrs. Huston at the Cedars Cafe in Fern Valley beside Strawberry Creek advertised that she wanted to trade a lawn mower for snowshoes. • • • At Sanborn’s Market in the village, coffee was selling for 35¢ a pound, 5 pounds of potatoes was 19¢ and short ribs were 29¢ […]

Past Tense: Nov. 17, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 17, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 The new electrical substation was almost ready for service. It was expected to greatly improve power service for the Hill. 55 years ago – 1956 Some Banning youngsters took a one-day outdoor education course at the Arts Foundation. One of them later wrote the instructor (Emax), “I enjoyed hiking with […]

Past Tense: Nov. 10, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 10, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 The E.H. Kincaides bought the Cole house nearing completion on the corner of River Drive. 60 years ago – 1951 Building started on the new Idyllwild Motel, a 10-unit structure on Pine Crest behind La Cantina. 55 years ago – 1956 An Arabian horse show climaxed Palm Springs’ Western Week. […]

Past Tense: Nov. 3, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 3, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Indians from the valley were gathering acorns in Strawberry Valley where the crop was tremendous. 55 years ago – 1956 Max and Bee Krone were featured in “The Instructor,” a teacher’s magazine. A section of their song arrangements appeared in several issues. 50 years ago – 1961 Movie studio technicians […]

Past Tense: Oct. 27, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 27, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce endorsed county plans for a local building code. 55 years ago – 1956 The Town Crier threw a 10th-anniversary potluck celebration at Town Hall. Everyone was invited to come and “talk over old times and swap yarns about our beginnings on the Hill.” 50 years […]

Past Tense: Oct. 20, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 20, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Native Americans from the valley were gathering acorns in Strawberry Valley, where the crop was tremendous. 55 years ago – 1956 Hill Republicans and Independent voters turned out 134 strong to the Dwight Eisenhower birthday party at the Hillbilly Lodge. Featured speaker was Loyd Wright, Sr., Speaker of the House […]

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