Past Tense: November 23, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Carmen reminisced about the good old days in Idyllwild. They remembered Fern Valley as a fern-filled...

Past Tense: November 16, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 “Hurricane Force Winds Leave Idyllwild in a Shamble,” screamed the Town Crier’s page-one headline. The George Thomas Cedar, oldest tree...

Past Tense: November 9, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 The possibility of establishing a branch of the Riverside County Library in Idyllwild was being discussed. County funds were not...

Past Tense: November 2, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Bingo games and raffles were declared illegal and all the local slot machines were yanked out, creating an economic setback...

Past Tense: October 26, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Town Crier wound up its first year of publication, written, mimeographed and mailed from the Maxwell home. News was brought...

Past Tense: October 19, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 The newly formed house committee for Town Hall took steps to waterproof the basement, purchase oil heaters and provide restrooms. 65...

Past Tense: October 12, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Volunteers were busy finishing the interior of the Catholic Church in knotty pine. 60 years ago - 1957 Celebrating Fire Protection Week,...

Past Tense: October 5, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Postmaster Harry Wendelken lamented, “There’s Idyllwilds all over the country, and all the mail for the other Idyllwilds comes to...

Past Tense: September 28, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Extra game wardens were assigned to the mountains as deer season opened. A record crowd of hunters was anticipated. 60 years...

Past Tense: September 21, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Enrollment when Idyll-wild Elementary School opened in the fall was 72 students. 60 years ago - 1957 Deer season opened on a...
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