Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — The use of alcohol made from molasses as fuel was successfully demonstrated by the Maui Agricultural Company at the Territorial Fair, when a traction engine was run throughout the fair.

75 Years Ago

1944 — Maui will have the first pound system for stray animals since repeal of the old Territorial system here.

50 Years Ago

1969 — Charles Edward Thompson, one of Maui’s finest and oldest cowboy ranchers, passed away quietly at his home. Born October 14, 1878, in Kona, Mr. Thompson came to Maui at the age of 17 to join a circus as a bareback stunt rider.

25 Years Ago

1994 — The 57 employees of Azeka’s Market will lose their jobs when the 44-year-old grocery store closes its doors for good on Labor Day. “That’s 57 people, including myself,” said Tyler Azeka, president of Azeka Building Corp. and the son of Bill Azeka, the market’s founder.

10 Years Ago

2009 — Maui County Council members took steps Wednesday that could lead to the long-anticipated curbside pickup of residential recycling items such as glass, cans, newspapers and plastic.

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