Local youngsters (from left) Pat Boss, Steve Stephenson, Sharon Vogelaar and Suzy (Shinn) Hoffman plant redwood trees in 1953 in front of Idyllwild School under the watchful eye of Ernie Maxwell. file photo

70 years ago - 1949
There were heated arguments at the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce meeting regarding whether the Chamber acted properly in endorsing plans for a cocktail bar at the Idyllwild Inn.

65 years ago - 1954
During the opening weekend of Idyllwild Market, owner Joe Darnell rigged up an alarm set to go off at intervals. Whoever was at the check stand when it went off got their groceries free.

60 years ago - 1959
Admiral John R. McKinney, Ret., presented a flag from the U.S.S. Constitution to the local American Legion Post 800.

55 years ago - 1964
The Lou Adams Sports and Western Wear shop was advertising men’s blue work jeans for $1.99 a pair.

50 years ago - 1969
Pine Cove dedicated its recently completed fire house.

45 years ago - 1974
It was reported that due to the gasoline crisis, motorcycles were becoming more evident on the streets of Idyllwild.

40 years ago - 1979
Six businessmen from Japan spent a day in Idyllwild as part of a Rotary International group study exchange program.
35 years ago - 1984
A seven-member panel discussed “What Can We as Citizens Do?” about preventing nuclear war during a public forum sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Idyllwild.

30 years ago - 1989
Plans were submitted to Riverside County by developers Maureen Jones and Dick Krupp for construction of a building that would become known as The Fort.

25 years ago - 1994
Camp Emerson, the oldest Boy Scout camp west of the Mississippi River, made plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary with activities and fund-raisers throughout the year.

20 years ago - 1999
Nearly 40 people from various organizations throughout the Hill area met to discuss ways for the community to prepare for possible Y2K glitches.

15 years ago - 2004
The Forest Service was seeking volunteers to help plant 21,000 bare-root pine seedlings to replace trees lost to fire or insects.

10 years ago - 2009
Raymond Lee Oyler, 38, of Beaumont, was on trial for charges of starting 23 fires, including the 2006 Esperanza Fire, which killed five U.S. Forest Service firefighters.

5 years ago - 2014
In a move designed to bring Hollywood back to Riverside County, supervisors Jeff Stone and Jon Benoit co-authored a revision to Ordinance 634 granting a variety of fee waivers to film crews.

1 year ago - 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown was planning to resurrect the idea of a state tax on local water bills.

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