Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1920 — Maui people were surprised on Monday by the unannounced arrival of an airplane with two passengers from Honolulu. The machine landed easily in the County Fairgrounds, and after about two hours of rest sailed away home again.
75 Years Ago
1945 — The USO will continue to function until the last man has been demobilized after the war, but when that happens, Maui probably will gain at least the Wailuku USO club as a community center.
50 Years Ago
1970 — After more than half a century as an official guide for the Haleakala National Park, Frank P. Freitas, owner and operator of the Haleakala Crater Saddle Tours, has hung up his boots and saddles to close out one of Maui’s most unusual businesses.
25 Years Ago
1995 — The drilling of controversial new injection wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility may not be necessary if the new estimate of the plant’s treatment capacity is confirmed.
10 Years Ago
2010 — The grand opening is still three weeks away, but the shelves at the first Whole Foods Market on Maui are beginning to fill up.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.