Past Tense: March 1, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 With the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs about to visit the Hill, local folk were urged to look...

Past Tense: February 22, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 For the PTA Founders’ Day tea, mothers were asked to bring pennies to match their age. They were permitted, however,...

Past Tense: February 15, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Saturday was designated Idyllwild Day at the County Fair and Date Festival. Idyllwild had a booth containing a chukker partridge...

Past Tense: February 8, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The two-man Forest Service staff, Ranger Don Bauer and Fire Control Assistant Bill Hersh, hiked six hours to Martinez Mountain...

Past Tense: Feb. 1, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 The Town Crier reported that lots of kids in town had chicken pox. 65 years ago - 1953 William Courtney, a Los...

Past Tense: January 25, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Idyllwild’s barber Bert Playle moved away, leaving local men mourning. There were still three beauty operators to take care of...

Past Tense: January 18, 2018

70 years ago - 1948 Idyllwild was deciding if it should join the Hemet School District. 65 years ago - 1953 Martin Aguirre was in charge of...

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...
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