Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — Japanese plantation workers are forming unions on Maui as on the other islands. The object is to work with the unions on the other islands to demand increased wages and an 8-hour day.
75 Years Ago
1944 — The Territory’s long-standing animal quarantine law was suspended this week to allow a platoon of War Dogs to be landed for Marine camps on Maui and Hawaii.
50 Years Ago
1969 — “Motorland,” the monthly magazine published in San Francisco by the California State Automobile Association, features Maui’s Haleakala crater in a two-page color shot and a two-page article in the November issue.
25 Years Ago
1994 — The state Department of Education and developer Everett Dowling have agreed on a $14 million price tag for the sale of 12 acres and the development of the first increment of a second elementary school in Kihei.
10 Years Ago
2009 — The county’s first-time homebuyer’s down payment assistance program is no longer accepting new applications because of overwhelming response in the first week.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.