Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — Great excitement was caused Tuesday afternoon when a fire broke out in a cane field between Wailuku and Waihee. The fire was started by a spark from a passing train of the Wailuku Sugar Company.

75 Years Ago

1944 — In appreciation of the excellent turnout since last September to relieve the critical labor situation on the plantation, the Pioneer Mill Co. Ltd. gave a treat to 400 student workers at the Black Rock, Kaanapali.

50 Years Ago

1969 — The Rev. Abraham Akaka of Oahu’s Kawaiahao Church brought out his ukulele Sunday to deliver the Mauna Olu commencement address. He used his instrument to demonstrate the need for harmony — the need for men to keep “in tune” with each other and with God.

25 Years Ago

1994 — Upon first entering the Castle Theater, with its regal opera-house design yet cozy sense of place, one cannot help but be struck by the wondrous thought: “Can this building really be on Maui?”

10 Years Ago

2009 — A supplemental draft environmental impact statement has been published for the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope atop Haleakala.

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