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...

Past Tense: June 22, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Fred Patton revealed he was smuggled into this area. “Back in 1895,” he recalled, “a man stole me from my...

Past Tense: June 15, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 MGM was filming “Desperate Search” around Lake Hemet, starring Jane Greer, Howard Keel and Keenan Wynn. The company headquartered at...

Past Tense: June 8, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  A wave of ladybugs buzzed through the village, coming out of hibernation. Somebody proposed an annual village lottery on the...

Past Tense: June 1, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  It was school-board election time, but none of the five people nominated was a registered voter. It was necessary to...

Past Tense: May 25, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Idyllwild’s first switch-board was installed at the home of Jess Brown. When prodded for comment, Jess said, “Just don't have...

Past Tense: May 18, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 A meeting was announced to consider school unification. Under the proposal, Idyllwild’s school would be combined with the Hemet-San...

Past Tense: May 11, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 The Izaak Walton League approved a $20 expenditure for trees and flowering shrubs for the school landscaping program. 60 years ago...

Past Tense: May 4, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Work began on a new bridge across Strawberry Creek at Fern Valley Corners, replacing a 25-year-old wooden structure. 60 years ago...

Past Tense: April 27, 2017

50 years ago – 1967 County supervisors approved a request from the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce for the relocation of butane space heaters at Town...
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