Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — Mrs. Charmian London, wife of the late author and adventurer Jack London, is visiting Maui as the guest of Miss Armine von Tempsky, in Makawao.
75 Years Ago
1944 — A new Territorial office building in Wailuku received No.1 priority this week on a list of Territorial post-war building projects for the island. Number 2 priority went to an addition to the Maui County library while the third priority was given to a Board of Health cottage at Hana.
50 Years Ago
1969 — Release of funds for planning and engineering of two large Maui projects–the J. Walter Cameron Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center and construction of Runway 2-20 at Kahului Airport–were announced this week by Gov. John A. Burns.
25 Years Ago
1994 — The Sheraton-Maui Hotel is celebrating its last holiday season before closing in mid-January for extensive remodeling. The 32-year-old hotel opened when Lahaina was little more than a sleepy plantation town and Maui’s tourism industry was a mere fledgling.
10 Years Ago
2009 — A wedge-tailed shearwater bird that was rescued from sharks at Molokini on Thursday had to be euthanized later by state wildlife officials.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.