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: 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: 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: 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...

Past Tense: November 6, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 The Town Crier was starting its fourth year publishing a newspaper on the Hill.   60 years ago - 1954 An open meeting...

Past Tense: April 7, 2016

65 years ago - 1951 Ranchers and property owners in the Anza Valley organized an electric cooperative to bring electricity to 300,000 agricultural acres. 60 years...

Past Tense: August 18, 2016

65 years ago - 1951 Dutton’s Corner Store, owned by Leigh and Maggie Dutton, opened its doors at Fern Valley Corners on the site of...

Past Tense: Nov. 17, 2011

65 years ago - 1946 The new electrical substation was almost ready for service. It was expected to greatly improve power service for the Hill. 55...

Past Tense: August 4, 2016

65 years ago - 1951 At a joint Chamber and Lions Club committee meeting, members announced plans for a community recreation program the Lions would...

Past Tense: April 27, 2017

50 years ago – 1967 County supervisors approved a request from the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce for the relocation of butane space heaters at Town...
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