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Back in the Day: Photos from Hawaii’s Past

View historic Hawaii photos “back in the day.”
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 26, 1964

With its lush green surroundings and pulsating torrent of water from the Wailuku River dropping 80 feet into a large pool, Rainbow Falls continues to be Hilo’s most popular tourist attraction.
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STARADVERTISER / AUGUST 8, 1987

When welfare checks and food stamp cards arrive in mailboxes on Saturdays, the only place recipients can make transactions is at Hawaii Check Cashing, where the line wrapped around the block at the Iwilei branch on Nimitz Highway.
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STARADVERTISER / JANUARY 19, 1981

Debbi Fields, the entrepreneur behind Mrs. Fields’ Cookies, shows off her namesake treats at the Mrs. Fields’ Chocolate Chippery shop at Ala Moana Center. “I have an image of being everybody’s grand- mother, so people are surprised to see how young I am,” said Fields, age 23. She began her cookie empire 3-1/2 years ago in a little shop in Palo Alto, Calif., which expanded to 16 stores on the mainland.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 3, 1985

Body painting was just one of the amusements on tap at the annual Punahou Carnival, where Shari Tsuda, 14, gave a checkerboard makeover to Kathy Nabors, age 12.
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STARADVERTISER / MAY 15, 1950

Construction continues on this stretch of road that might look desolate, but it sweeps through the Kanaio- Nuu stretch of the flanks of Haleakala around the giant cinder cone known as Lualailua Hill.
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STARADVERTISER / MARCH 10, 1982

Shoppers make their purchases at the first full-service Sears store to open on Kauai. Sears also is the first business to open in Grove Farm’s new Kukui Grove Center, the largest shopping center on the neighbor islands. In addition to Sears, the Lihue center’s other major tenants include Star Market, Liberty House, Longs Drugs and Woolworth.
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STARADVERTISER / AUGUST 17, 1972

Henry Pelekai, left, and John Awong admire the shape of their new swallowtail surfboard available at their Mystic Surfboards shop in Waianae.

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