65 years ago - 1952

A pancake contest at the Log Cabin Cafe where Idyology is now sometime in the 1960s. Ernie Maxwell is standing at extreme right. file photo

Volunteers were busy finishing the interior of the Catholic Church in knotty pine.

60 years ago - 1957

Celebrating Fire Protection Week, Chief Bill Price rolled trucks into the school yard to demonstrate equipment. The show ended when assisting room mothers handed out ice cream cones to all.

55 years ago - 1962

Don McLain, veteran map maker, revealed that Marion Mountain was named for Marian Kelly of White Cloud, Michigan, who camped here with her family in 1900. E.T. Perkins, topographer for the U.S. Geological Survey team working in the region, named the peak for Miss Kelly.

50 years ago - 1967

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce asked the county Board of Supervisors for a feasibility study for a mountain airport.

40 years ago - 1977

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill allocating up to $3,000 for the study of a new route to the Deer Springs Trail. The old route crossed private property.

35 years ago - 1982

Nearly $700 was raised for the California Nuclear Weapon Freeze Initiative campaign at a “Potluck for Peace” program at Silver Pines Lodge in Idyllwild.

25 years ago - 1992

Some 230 pro-life activists stood along Highway 243 with signs that read, “Abortion kills children.” The “life chain” was a demonstration done in cities and towns all over the country. This was the first time a “life chain” had been held in Idyllwild.

20 years ago - 1997

Fern Valley Water District officials voted to explore other water diversion options after Idyllwild Water District General Manager Tom Lovejoy threatened to file a complaint if the district doubled its water intake.

15 years ago - 2002

The San Jacinto Mountain Water Study Agency put out a special plea to residents and groups to write letters in support of the grant application for a chance of getting up to
$250,000 in state funds to help prepare a Hill water management plan.

10 years ago - 2007

Amidst the clouds and rain, the Twin Pines Ranch in Banning celebrated its 60th anniversary before about 65 well-wishers, including three former cadets.

5 years ago - 2012

The Red Shank Riders assisted the San Diego Natural History Museum in its survey of  the local mountains.

1 year ago - 2016

Sky Island Natural Foods, Idyllwild’s organic emporium, staged its fall health and wellness fair.