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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 / SEPTEMBER 25, 1958

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the towering $4 million Kaiser Foundation Medical Center on Ala Moana Boulevard. Every room in the 150-bed “hospital of the future” will command a view of the
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STARADVERTISER / JUNE 7, 1986

The keiki of Aloha Pumehana o Polynesia perform their “Tiare Otea” in front of a gaggle of tourists at the Hyatt Regency, part of the hotel’s “Festival of the Pacific.” The young dancers recently won first place in the keiki Tahitian contest at Damien Memorial School.
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STARADVERTISER / SEPTEMBER 4, 1982

Three Molokai Style hikers — Glenn Nanadi, left, Francis Kauahue and Darlene Naki — take a break at a spot overlooking the island’s Halawa Valley. The hikers are part of a Honolulu Advertiser-sponsored group on a 10-day trek around the island.
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STARADVERTISER / SEPTEMBER 15, 1990

U.S. Navy Lt. Lane Bothner, an A4 jet fighter pilot from Barbers Point Naval Air Station, tries the fit of her flight helmet and oxygen mask on Junior Girl Scout Christina Banfe, 9.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 15, 1959

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Enchanted Lake Estates in Kailua. The area will be subdivided to allow for 2,000 lots. Centex Construction Co. will develop homes built of redwood on concrete slabs. There will be a choice of nine models, with each having three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage.
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STARADVERTISER / OCTOBER 23, 1966

John Elliott, Republican state House candidate for the 15th District, tries to round up votes on horseback across from of the Cinerama movie theater on South King Street.
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STARADVERTISER / JUNE 9, 1987

While other people at Kapiolani Regional Park frolicked on the beach, picnicked, played soccer or flew kites, Kimo Lopes was hard at work putting the finishing touches on his new gill net.