100 Years Ago
1912 - Never in the history of the island has there been such a gathering as came from far and near to Wailuku and Kahului to celebrate the Fourth of July. They came prepared for and went away rejoicing in the good time they had.
75 Years Ago
1912 - With three baseball games, two dances and a polo match scheduled in various parts of the county today, Maui swings into its Fourth of July program in real earnest. Festivities started last night when the drum and bugle corps of Maui Post No. 8 held a dance.
50 Years Ago
1912 - A grand entry at 1 p.m. today will mark the start of the two-day 7th annual 50th State Rodeo being held in the Makawao Arena this weekend under the sponsorship of the Maui Roping Club. The rodeo looms as an action-packed one.
25 Years Ago
1912 - Thousands of Mauians attended the Independence Day festivities held at the Lahaina Resort Hotel. The highlighted events included the Third Annual Kalua Pig Cook-Off and the Miss Kalua Tita title. The 1987 Miss Kalua Tita, Tita Mae Dudoit, stole the limelight from last year's winner Shirnette Kalua.
10 Years Ago
1912 - Because 82-year-old cowboy Charles "Aki" Kahaleauki Sr. unexpectedly "got this marshal job," he had to reluctantly cancel a trip on horseback into Haleakala Crater. "This marshal job," as he calls it, is probably the only thing that could make him say no to the crater.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.