Past Tense: June 21, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Bill Butler’s masterpiece, a huge totem pole, was about to be installed in front of the Idyllwild Inn. The pole...

Past Tense: June 14, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Pala Indians had predicted 11 days of rain in May, but none fell. 65 years ago - 1953 Volunteers were asked to...

Past Tense: June 7, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Due to error, Dick Elliott’s name was omitted from the ballot in the school district election. But the diligence of...

Past Tense: May 24, 2018

65 years ago - 1953 Woodland Park Manor held an open house inviting the community to inspect its completely furnished units. Accommodation rates were $10...

Past Tense: May 17, 2018

70 years ago - 1948Plans were being made for  The Wild Idle Days celebration to be held in July.65 years ago - 1953Dick and...

Past Tense: May 10, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Fern Valley Mutual Water Company installed a 420,000-gallon water tank on Strawberry Creek. 65 years ago - 1953 A record-breaking crowd of...

Past Tense: May 3, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 A handful of energetic men, women and children scrambled up and down Strawberry Creek, building little dams. The purpose was...

Past Tense: April 26, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 All major streams in the mountains had been stocked for the May 1 trout opener. Among the volunteers were a...

Past Tense: April 19, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The Town Crier reported that Editor Ernie Maxwell’s cat had five new kittens. 65 years ago - 1953 Sunset magazine featured an...

Past Tense: April 12, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The Town Crier noted evidence that the dog population was getting out of hand: “Many pets are apparently dissatisfied with...
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