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 began transforming local spots into movie sets in preparation for the filming of “Kid Galahad,” starring Elvis Presley and Lola Albright. It was reported that the film company planned to hire local schoolchildren for extras at $24 per day. Every youngster in town was angling to be selected.
45 years ago - 1966
J.B. Hanauer & Company, the firm serving as Idyllwild Water District’s financial advisor, declared bankruptcy. It was not expected to affect the sales of the district’s sewer project bonds.
40 years ago - 1971
Mountain Center Free School closed for the week in protest against all wars. Students and staff journeyed to Los Angeles and Palm Springs to participate in demonstrations against wars.
35 years ago - 1976
Rancher Jack Garner donated 9/10ths of an acre of land at the intersection of Morris Ranch Road and Highway 74 as a firehouse for the Garner Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
30 years ago - 1981
A memorial cross and bell tower were installed at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church.
25 years ago - 1986
A permanent trash collection station to replace the Idyllwild dump received preliminary approval by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors following a public hearing.
20 years ago - 1991
The County Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of a sheriff’s substation at Lake Hemet.
15 years ago - 1996
The Hill got its first snow of the season on Halloween weekend. Flurries fell for a short time on Monday.
10 years ago - 2001
Jamie Giannioses resigned from the presidency of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce.
5 years ago - 2006
Memorial services were scheduled throughout Southern California for the five firefighters, members of Alandale Guard Station Crew 57, whose lives were lost while fighting the Esperanza Fire, which was contained Oct. 30.
1 year ago - 2010
Idyllwild native Brendan Steele won the Nationwide Tour Championship Tournament, which earned him $180,000 and a PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.