100 Years Ago
1912 - This evening at the Wailuku Orpheum, Professor George Samuels will present to theater-goers of Maui a series of colored stereopticon slides illustrating "The White Slave Traffic." The story is told in clean, chaste language, say the mainland papers.
75 Years Ago
1937 - The barn dance held at the old Makawao School on Saturday, October 23, was a success. Many of the dancers came in costumes, adding to the barn-like atmosphere. From the merry faces, everyone must have had a grand time.
50 Years Ago
1962 - More than 90 percent (16,459) of Maui County's 18,288 registered voters are expected to exercise their franchise and cast ballots in the General Election on Tuesday, November 6. On the local level, they will be selecting the following officers; County Chairman (1), Supervisors (7), and State Representatives (4 for Maui).
25 Years Ago
1987 - The banyan tree at the High and Kaohu streets corner of the county parking lot is 50 years old today. It was planted by Hilario C. Moncado, founder of the Filipino Federation of America. Napoleon Agasid placed floral arrangements at the base of the tree earlier this week.
10 Years Ago
2002 - The two top candidates in the neck-and-neck race to become Hawaii's first woman governor expressed confidence and enthusiasm in their final day of campaigning. The governor's race between Democrat Mazie Hirono and Republican Linda Lingle highlights today's election.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.