Past Tense: August 8, 2013

65 years ago - 1948 The district school board accepted a bid of $80,272 for a new Idyllwild School building. Work was to be completed...

Past Tense: January 4, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 A Christmas fire at the dump caught many firemen in their Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. Swede Pitt tramped among the the burning...

Past Tense: December 20, 2018

Firemen of the Idyllwild Fire Department demonstrate the water pressure that can be applied to a blaze in July 1964. The...

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 With the help of a slide rule, Larry Smith estimated he had removed 8 tons of snow from his roof.   60...

Past Tense: September 21, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Enrollment when Idyll-wild Elementary School opened in the fall was 72 students. 60 years ago - 1957 Deer season opened on a...

Past Tense: December 28, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 A snowfall of 12 to 24 inches was believed attributable to dry ice dropped from a plane sent by Hemet...

Past Tense: January 4, 2019

Kretsinger Plumbing received an award in May 1980 from the Idyllwild Playschool. From left, Sarah Oates, a member of the IP...

Past Tense: Jan. 19, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 There were 300 families living year-round in the area. 60 years ago - 1952 Movie shows at Hillbilly Lodge ended...

Past Tense: July 25, 2013

65 years ago - 1948 With a net profit of almost $4,000 from the Gold Strike, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce paid off a $1,500...

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

55 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All that...
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