In this Dec. 17, 1987 photo, Idyllwild youngsters get their Christmas wish lists ready for Santa. Today, children may leave their lists at the Idyllwild Post Office where a special mailbox for letters to Santa is set up. File photo

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 ago - 1961
Members of the new board named Clarence Bischof president of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce.

20 years ago - 1991
The season’s first snow on Thanksgiving Friday caused 16 vehicle collisions.

15 years ago - 1996
Mt. San Jacinto College was going to offer 16 classes on a variety of topics, from algebra to English, at the Idyllwild-Pine Cove Community Center.

5 years ago - 2006
Released helicopter fuel, a possible source of water contamination at Foster Lake, was found and removed before any contamination occured.

1 year ago - 2010
David Roy’s “Harmony” sculpture, created to replace the Idyllwild Tree Monument, was erected in it’s current location on Village Center Drive in the center of Idyllwild.