Past Tense: January 11, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 At the Idyllwild Dairy, Liz, a 7-year-old Guernsey, hit a maximum yield of 11 gallons of milk per day. 65 years...

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 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: December 21, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Everyone was invited to the first Christmas party in Town Hall. Ernie Maxwell was master-of-ceremonies and Charles Kretsinger led the...

Past Tense: December 14, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 November had been a cold month with a low of 14 degrees. Joe McGaugh reported 10 degrees in his cow...

Past Tense: December 7, 2017

70 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: November 30, 2017

70 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: November 23, 2017

70 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: November 16, 2017

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

Past Tense: November 9, 2017

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