Past Tense: Dec. 13, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 November had been a cold month with a low of 14 degrees. Joe McGaugh reported 10 degrees in his cow barn, but people thought he was just trying to get ice cream the easy way.

Past Tense: Dec. 6, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Deputy Max Jensen, assigned to the mountains by the Sheriff’s Department, reported that during the previous six months he had...

Past Tense: Nov. 27, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Game Warden Cliff Donham was double-crossed by the very squirrels he protected. When investigating his car’s lack of power, it...

Past Tense: Nov. 22, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Carmen reminisced about the good old days in Idyllwild. They remembered Fern Valley as a fern-filled...

Past Tense: Nov. 15, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 “Hurricane Force Winds Leave Idyllwild in a Shamble,” screamed the Town Crier’s page one headline. The George Thomas Cedar, oldest...

Past Tense: Nov. 8, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 The possibility of establishing a branch of the Riverside County Library in Idyllwild was being discussed. County funds were not...

Past Tense: Oct. 25, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Town Crier wound up its first year of publication, written, mimeographed and mailed from the Maxwell home. News was brought...

Past Tense: Oct. 18, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 The newly formed house committee for Town Hall took steps to waterproof the basement, purchase oil heaters and provide restrooms.   60...

Past Tense: Oct. 11, 2012

60 years ago - 1952 Volunteers were busy finishing the interior of the Catholic Church in knotty pine.   55 years ago - 1957 Celebrating Fire Protection Week,...

Past Tense: Oct. 4, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Postmaster Harry Wendelken lamented, “There’s Idyllwilds all over the country, and all the mail for the other Idyllwilds comes to...
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