100 Years Ago
1912 - Haleakala will be accessible by auto within a year from now. The County of Maui will build the road, and preliminary inquiries are now being made. All Maui should rejoice over the news.
75 Years Ago
1937 - Nearly all of Molokai's population was at Kaunakakai on Armistice Day to witness the most colorful parade and carnival Molokai has ever had. The celebration was under the auspices of the American Legion Molokai Post 14 and its women auxiliary.
50 Years Ago
1962 - The first California-bound shipment of rum from the Joseph E. Seagram & Sons distillery in Puunene left the plant early Friday. The 5,000-gallon container was transported to Pier 2, where it was placed aboard a Young Brothers barge that departed for Oahu.
25 Years Ago
1987 - The lease to the Iao Theater is for sale once again with the owner talking about sending the structure to the junk heap. But Maui County Mayor Hannibal Tavares says he still wants to preserve it. The theater building, built in 1928, has been described as the centerpiece of historic preservation in Wailuku.
10 Years Ago
2002 - Stable Road is losing is namesake. The ramshackle little stable nestled in the shade of kiawe trees between Spreckelsville's subdivisions and luxury homes is being sold by A&B Properties.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.