Past Tense: Oct. 18, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce directors voted to “reforest” the San Jacinto Mountains with Sequoia Giganteas. 65 years ago - 1953 ...

Past Tense: October 11, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 In a playoff in Palms Springs, Butler’s Nutcrackers defeated the Register Ragdolls to become Women’s Bowling League champs. 65 years ago...

Past Tense: October 4, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 When the landing gear of a crop-dusting plane snapped off a chunk of line in Valle Vista, all of Idyllwild...

Past Tense: September 27, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 “Ma’s New Husband” was chosen as the first play to be produced by the newly organized Mountain Players. 65 years ago...

Past Tense: September 13, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The Sportland amusement center burned to the ground. 65 years ago - 1953 Forty volunteer searchers combed the hills of upper Fern...

Past Tense: September 6, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 “Don’t look for the Town Crier next week,” advised the editor. “We’re skipping every other week to do our winter...

Past Tense: August 30, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The PTA raised $150 at its first Hill social event. 65 years ago - 1953 The thunderstorm that drenched Idyllwild proceeded northward,...

Past Tense: August 23, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 At long last, a suitable place was found for a mountain branch of the county library — a small building...

Past Tense: August 16, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 More than 100 people attended the town’s Old Time Dance. 65 years ago - 1953 An electrical storm roared through the night,...

Past Tense: August 9, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The district school board accepted a bid of $80,272 for a new Idyllwild School building. Work was to be completed...
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