Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1920 — Japanese women loading cane under contract for the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. earned as much as $128.35 during the month of February. Thirty-three women earned more than $80, and 13 of these in excess of $100
75 Years Ago
1945 — “The right book for the right person” is the motto at Tradewinds library, central and main unit of the Army library system here, where 2,000 books to fill practically any taste in reading are available to soldiers on Maui.
50 Years Ago
1970 — Mauians are invited to bring food, musical instruments and their children to an “Easter Happening in Baldwin Park” on Sunday, from sunrise to sunset.
25 Years Ago
1995 — How do I get some of that baby lettuce mix delivered to my home? What does elk taste like? What do you do with a fern shoot? Come on up to the Ulupalakua Thing on April 1 and find out.
10 Years Ago
2010 — When Santa Barbara-based filmmaker Russ Spencer packed his bags and set out on a Maui getaway in 2007, he had no idea his trip would inspire his next film. The result is “Hana Surf Girls,” a coming-of-age documentary about two girls who grew up in Hana and are discovering their place in the world.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.