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Columnist Michael Pulliam explores Lahaina town’s favorite hot spots

May 30, 2013
By MICHAEL PULLIAM ( , For The Maui News

On Dec. 8, 1901, Pioneer Inn opened for business. At the time, it was only one of two modern hotels on Maui's west side. It was and still is where the history of old Hawaii met the oncoming 20th century. Over the past 111 years, it has hosted some of the most famous pop culture icons in American history. Chronologically, they are Mark Twain, Jack London, Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Peter Lawford and Jackie Kennedy. Even Queen Lili'uokalani visited the illustrious hotel.



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