100 Years Ago
1912 - Work on the big bridge at Maliko Gulch is progressing fast and the iron work of the highest bridge in the territory is now finished for about 200 feet. As soon as the Maliko Bridge is complete, the Haiku District will be connected with Kahului and other districts by rail.
75 Years Ago
1937 - The new Wailuku Armory, built at a cost of $90,000, will be dedicated tonight. The building is very modern in every respect and fully equipped for the National Guard units stationed in Wailuku.
50 Years Ago
1962 - "A couple of dozen" employees of Haleakala Pineapple Company will be taking early retirement or terminating services as a result of the merger of Maui Pineapple Company and Baldwin Packers. Executive Vice-President Colin Cameron is working to find employment elsewhere for those being displaced.
25 Years Ago
1987 - Some people in Kona are so desperate for Christmas trees that they're flying to Maui, buying a tree or three and shipping them back by air. On Maui, the Christmas tree supply has gone from scanty to surplus this year.
10 Years Ago
2002 - Since there aren't any Christmas trees growing on the Kalaupapa Peninsula and no place to buy them, resourceful Catherine Puahala decked the halls with deer antlers instead. All the handmade trimmings were unveiled as part of the community's annual Festival of Trees.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.