Past Tense: September 7, 2017

60 years ago - 1957 Pine Dell Estates was a new development in town, just below the village on National Forest Highway . 55 years ago...

Past Tense: August 31, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Fifty people gathered at Dutch Flat to witness the christening of a well for the Idyllwild Water Company. At the...

Past Tense: August 24, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Lightning struck more than 80 times in this section of the national forest during an August thunderstorm. Only five of...

Past Tense: August 17, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Idyllwild School faced a crisis. There wasn’t enough room to accommodate the anticipated enrollment of 125 kids. • • • “Alexander’s Ragtime...

Past Tense: August 10, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Fern Valley Garage advertised “Expert Repair Service, Greeting Cards, Gift Wrappings.” • • • Electric power was on its way to Pine...

Past Tense: August 3, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  A new telephone service was inaugurated, offering six trunk lines to Hemet. 65 years ago - 1952 Paul and Mary Gormley were...

Past Tense: July 27, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Capt. Carmen Durr-ance, international president of NIP, was on the Hill. NIP stands for Not Important People. The organization was...

Past Tense: July 20, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Town Crier visited the Kretsingers: “In the front room, a rehearsal of the Mounted Music Makers was in process. Jean...

Past Tense: July 6, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Evie Kretsinger passed on a comment on TV: “Before the dawn of civilization, primitive man ate raw meat in dark...

Past Tense: June 29, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  It was announced that whoever was nearest the button would blow the fire siren daily at noon. No guarantee was...
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