Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1917 — On September 2 will occur the first of the two services devoted to the dedication of the new and beautiful Henry Perrine Baldwin Memorial Church at Paia. As an expression of Thanksgiving for the beautiful building which is being dedicated, the offering for the day is for the Armenian Relief.

75 Years Ago

1942 — E. K. Fernandez, Hawaii’s master showman, opens at the King Theatre, Wailuku, today with his 15-act vaudeville show, “United Nation’s Review,” the same group of Mainland talent that raised $12,000 for the Army Relief Fund in Honolulu recently.

50 Years Ago

1967 — Maui vice officers uprooted 1,350 marijuana plants weighing 450 pounds Wednesday and airlifted of them out of forest reserves in Makawao and Olinda. No arrests were made.

25 Years Ago

1992 — The $1,200,000, three-story State Building being constructed by F&M Contractors Inc., at the corner of Main and High streets in Wailuku, is about 60 per cent complete, and scheduled to be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.

10 Years Ago

2007 — Lured by deeply discounted rates, about 500 people hopped aboard the Alakai ferry for an inaugural voyage from Oahu to Maui on Sunday morning. Oahu residents and some Maui residents curious about the Superferry operations took advantage of the five dollar one-way fares that took them past Molokai, Lanai and then to the Kahului Harbor.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.