Past Tense: June 16, 2022

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

Past Tense: June 9, 2022

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

Past Tense: May 26, 2022

75 years ago - 1947Idyllwild’s first switch-board was installed at the home of Jess Brown. When prodded for comment, Jess said, “Just...

Past Tense: May 5, 2022

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

Past Tense: April 14, 2022

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

Past Tense: April 7, 2022

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

Past Tense: March 31, 2022

70 years ago - 1952The Kretsingers wrote from Nebraska, very homesick for Idyllwild.• • •The congregation of the Community Church accepted Rev....

Past Tense: March 24, 2022

70 years ago - 1952The Chamber of Commerce boasted 66 business members and 223 nonbusiness members. 65 years ago...

Past Tense: March 17, 2022

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

Past Tense: March 10, 2022

65 years ago – 1957The Christian Science Society moved into a new location at Cedar and River drives, opposite Town Hall.
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