65 years ago - 1948
With the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs about to visit the Hill, local folks were urged to look as “mountainy and picturesque” as possible.
60 years ago - 1953
Dan Slanker, founder of the local American Legion Post 800 in 1948, was honored at Hillbilly Lodge by fellow members.
55 years ago - 1958
“Here’s Opportunity,” read a Town Crier classified that advertised a “small beat-up cabin” on over an acre of land for $3,750.
50 years ago - 1963
Idyllwild’s community Christmas tree succumbed to fir beetles and had to be removed.
45 years ago - 1968
The ISOMATA (now Idyllwild Arts Academy) Festival Choir gave a free public concert and donated $1,000 toward building a rehearsal hall on the campus.
40 years ago - 1973
Forty volunteers braved wind and rain, planting 3,000 seedlings to reforest a portion of the Vista burn.
35 years ago - 1978
Census takers queried area residents in an attempt to count dwellings and people living in Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Mountain Center.
30 years ago - 1983
Idyllwild Elementary School kindergarten teacher Martha Reiman was recognized as a “Rock & Pillar of the Community” by the Idyllwild Rotary Club.
25 years ago - 1988
A plan of operation for the proposed Idyllwild area emergency radio station was released.
20 years ago - 1993
The Hill was drenched again when a weekend storm brought about 4 inches of rain and 4 inches of snow. The season, being dubbed as “the wet winter of 1992-93,” had already brought more than 43 inches of moisture.
15 years ago - 1998
Laughter filled the packed Idyllwild Pizza Company as fans welcomed another season of comedy to the Hill. The program featured entertainers Cindy Eaton and Fred Greenlee.
10 years ago - 2003
The Chamber of Commerce and the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council brought a request to Idyllwild Water District to restore Dutch Flat for softball games.
5 years ago - 2008
“A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story,” a documentary about Herb Jeffries’ career, premiered at the Rustic Theatre.
1 year ago - 2012
A man carrying a weapon robbed the Mountain Top Liquor store on Highway 243 on a Sunday evening.