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In the Beginning

September 25, 2009
By Mary "Maizie" Cameron Sanford, For The Maui News

The Maui News started unpretentiously on February 17, 1900, as a once-a-week four page publication. The original publisher, Judge George B. Robertson, had high ideals and hopes for his hometown paper. He had ordered a flatbed press and accompanying type and set it up in a building he purchased in the Bailey block at the top of Main St., Wailuku. He first used the press in January 1900 for job printing of a backlog of orders, but by February he was able to bring out the first edition of the Maui News. Mr. Robertson had enthusiasm, vision and a whole lot to say. Here is his introductory editorial:



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