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Back in the Day: Photos from Hawaii’s Past

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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / AUGUST 23, 1972

Hawaii sumo wrestler Jesse Kuhaulua, better known as Takamiyama, returns home to a hero’s welcome after winning the esteemed Emperor’s Cup in Japan. He retired from the sport in 1984.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / SEPTEMBER 25, 1990

Waianae residents complained that they were being denied access to shoreline areas at Ko Olina resort in Ewa, but the project’s developer said keeping the public away was only a temporary safety measure.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / OCTOBER 23, 1971

Thousands gathered for Aloha Week’s “Palace Pageant,” where Hawaii’s royal era was depicted in song and dance on the grounds of Iolani Palace. The 1971 Aloha Week kings and queens of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Hawaii were presented, and former Aloha Week kings and queens were saluted in a setting that harked back to the monarchy.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 27, 1972

Patty Worthen leads Sandy Kennedy and Donna Culpepper in an early lap of bathtub races at Hawaii Kai Marina. The eventual winner was Culpepper, representing the Kaneohe Bay Navy Boat House in a tub called My Ding-a-ling.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / OCTOBER 11, 1985

Vice President George Bush, accompanied by his wife, Barbara, chats with stars of “Karate Kid II” Pat Morita, center, and Ralph Macchio on the movie set in Kahaluu.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JUNE 30, 1975

The new Aloha Stadium was moved into the baseball confi guration with home plate at the top of the aerial photo taken by Warren Roll, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s chief photographer. The 50,000-seat stadium was expected to open in time for the University of Hawaii’s Sept. 13 football opener.
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 26, 1986

A small troop of identical mannequins waited to be transformed into curly individuality while their human counterparts drew the undivided attention of hairstylists during a demonstration at the Halekulani Hotel. Hairstylists from all over the world were attending the fi ve-day Zotos International Conference, designed to introduce all facets of new hair design.