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Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — Consternation descended this week upon the hundreds of illicit booze makers and dealers of Maui who for a year and a half have been operating in all but open defiance of the law. Half a dozen distilleries have been raided and hundreds of gallons of mash destroyed.

75 Years Ago

1944 — A graphic account of the rescue of a “lost battalion” in France by an American-Japanese unit of the United States Army was revealed this week in a clipping received here by the family of one of the members of the rescuing squad, adding another chapter to the ever-increasing exploits of the now-famed AJAs.

50 Years Ago

1969 — Cockfighting fans around Puunene have had little to crow about recently. Maui police have ruffled a few feathers by making eight arrests in the area within the last two weeks.

25 Years Ago

1994 — A deer from the county zoo scampered through the streets of Kahului this morning, startling motorists who wondered if Christmas had come early.

10 Years Ago

2009 — The Hawaii National Guard said that it will send 180 soldiers, about half of them from Maui, to Afghanistan early next year for a previously scheduled deployment that is not part of the president’s buildup plans.

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