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Past Tense: 11.28.2013

Past Tense: 11.28.2013

65 years ago – 1948 Hollywood came to Idyllwild when the Rustic Theatre presented the first showing of “One Sunday Afternoon,” starring Dennis Morgan. Morgan made an appearance at each showing.   60 years ago – 1953 Idyllwild Rotary became an official club. The organization had been forming for about a year.   55 years […]

Past Tense: 11.21.2013

Past Tense: 11.21.2013

65 years ago – 1948 Directors of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce voted to “reforest” the San Jacinto Mountains with Sequoia Giganteas.   60 years ago – 1953 Idyllwild Beauty Shop advertised, “Fall tints for your tresses,” offering tint colors “maple red,” “oakleaf russet” and “alder grey.”   55 years ago – 1958 Dr. Max […]

Past Tense - Nov. 7, 2013

Past Tense – Nov. 7, 2013

  65 years ago – 1948 Halloween passed without a major mishap. One prankster painted white ribs on all the horses at the stables.   60 years ago – 1953 In the first official survey of bighorn sheep in the mountains, 141 were observed.   55 years ago – 1958 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Carman […]

Past Tense - October 31, 2013

Past Tense – October 31, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Sen. William Knowland, an overnight guest at the Idyllwild Inn, met formally with Hill residents to discuss local affairs.   60 years ago – 1953 Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary met to sew gift projects for the Veterans Hospital.   55 years ago – 1958 The Rotary Club announced […]

Past Tense: Oct. 24, 2013

Past Tense: Oct. 24, 2013

Left: Ground is broken on a location for the new Idyllwild Library sometime in the 1960s at Fern Valley Corners. File photo 65 years ago – 1948 Pine Cove purchased a siren to install at Hoffman’s place. It was to be a means of calling people to the scene in case of emergency. 60 years […]

Past Tense: Oct. 17, 2013

Past Tense: Oct. 17, 2013

The Restaurant Gastrognome became the latest pleasure dome to open in Idyllwild in June of 1973. Located near town center, the gourmet restaurant, reminiscent of the high-ceilinged South Pacific Inn, did sell-out business on its opening weekend. File Photo 65 years ago – 1948 Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce directors voted to “reforest” the San Jacinto […]

Past Tense: September 5, 2013

Past Tense: September 5, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 “Don’t look for the Town Crier next week,” advised the editor. “We’re skipping every other week to do our winter chores.” 60 years ago – 1953 The Marais-Miranda folk opera, “African Heartbeat,” premiered at the Bowman, but the weather was so cold the audience huddled in blankets. 55 years ago […]

Past Tense - August 29, 2013

Past Tense – August 29, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The PTA raised $150 at its first Hill social event. 60 years ago – 1953 The thunderstorm that drenched Idyllwild proceeded northward, leaving 300 lightning strikes in the Six Rivers National Forest. 55 years ago – 1958 Charlotte Gorzny, an eager youthful reader, read 47 books to top all other […]

Past Tense - August 22, 2013

Past Tense – August 22, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 At long last, a suitable place was found for a mountain branch of the county library — a small building on the Fern Valley Lodge property. Volunteer librarians were being sought. 60 years ago – 1953 Sierra Club members of the rock climbing division again tackled Tahquitz Rock. Several new […]

Past Tense: Aug. 15, 2013

Past Tense: Aug. 15, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 More than 100 people attended the town’s Old Time Dance. 60 years ago – 1953 An electrical storm roared through the night, starting eight fires and depositing .84 inches of rain that raised Strawberry Creek 2 feet. 55 years ago – 1958 Max and Bea Krone were collaborators on “The […]

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