Past Tense: Aug. 9, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Fern Valley Garage advertised “Expert Repair Service, Greeting Cards, Gift Wrappings.”   • • • Electric power was on its way to...

Past Tense: Aug. 2, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 A new telephone service was inaugurated, offering six trunk lines to Hemet.   60 years ago - 1952 Paul and Mary Gormley...

Past Tense: July 26, 2012

60 years ago - 1952 Capt. Carmen Durrance, international president of NIP, was on the Hill. NIP stands for Not Important People. The organization was...

Past Tense: July 19, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Town Crier visited the Kretsingers: “In the front room, a rehearsal of the Mounted Music Makers was in process....

Past Tense: July 12, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 A big celebration was planned to complete the community building, with Norma Sanborn in charge of the dance and...

Past Tense: July 5, 2012

60 years ago - 1952 Evie Kretsinger passed on a comment on TV: “Before the dawn of civilization, primitive man ate raw meat in dark...

Past Tense: June 28, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 It was announced that whoever was nearest the button would blow the fire siren daily at noon. No guarantee...

Past Tense: June 21, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Fred Patton revealed he was smuggled into this area. “Back in 1895,” he recalled, “a man stole me from...

Past Tense: June 14, 2012

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

Past Tense: June 7, 2012

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