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: August 1, 2013

65 years ago - 1948 Formal opening ceremonies were to be held to mark the completion of the Banning-Idyllwild Highway. 60 years ago - 1953 The U.S....

Past Tense: October 6, 2016

60 years ago - 1956 The Riverside County Board of Supervisors denied two liquor license applications from Idyllwild businessmen who sought to break the barrier...

Past Tense: December 4, 2014

  65 years ago - 1949 Pete Hibbert passed away. He had been the lookout atop Tahquitz Peak for many years.   60 years ago - 1954 The American...

Past Tense: November 3, 2016

70 years ago - 1946 Ernie and Betty Maxwell founded the Town Crier in the attic of their home using a mimeograph and handwritten headlines. 60...

Past Tense: November 20, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 Work was progressing on the first building of the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, with Clarence Bischof as...

Past tense: August 14, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 Jim Wellman displayed a 140-pound mountain lion, the 30th one he had killed in the mountain region since he began...

Past Tense: July 21, 2016

65 years ago - 1951 The Chamber of Commerce, working on a community recreation program, was raffling off a brand new Chevrolet to raise money...

Past Tense: December 25, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 The Kemp sawmill was sold to a Big Bear firm. All of its logging equipment was moved off the Hill.   60...

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...
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