Past Tense: April 13, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  The U.S. Forest Service reported the insect situation had become critical in the Idyllwild area. Warm weather added another hatch...

Past Tense: April 6, 2017

60 years ago - 1957 Bee Krone composed the song “Let’s Keep America Beautiful,” and Philippe Buhler composed music for a string quartet that...

Past Tense: March 30, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 The Kretsingers wrote from Nebraska, very homesick for Idyllwild. • • • The congregation of the Community Church accepted Rev. Warner’s resignation. 60...

Past Tense: March 23, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 The Chamber of Commerce boasted 66 business members and 223 nonbusiness members. 60 years ago - 1957 The Forest Service reported the...

Past Tense: March 16, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Dr. M.M. Null announced that he had hundreds of small sequoias to be given to residents and property owners free...

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Townsfolk were invited to a premiere showing of “Ballad of Idyllwild,” a movie made on the campus of ISOMATA (now...

Past Tense: Feb. 16, 2017

60 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All...

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2017

60 years ago – 1957 U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton moved into the Dark Canyon-Pine Flats area to begin a series of winter maneuver...

Past Tense: February 2, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 The highlight of the week was Mike and Dorothy Michelsen opening their long-awaited Fern Valley Market. The opening took...

Past Tense: January 26, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  The Chamber of Commerce announced that a deputy sheriff would be assigned to the area, and a new switchboard would...
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