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Back in the Day: Photos from Hawaii’s Past

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STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 3, 1948

The Woodlawn Community Improvement Association will go before the city Public Works Commission today to ask that already-appropriated funds be used to widen East Manoa Road. The road bears both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and “it is fortunate indeed that only one child has been killed on this ‘death trap’ road,” the association says. Pictured is East Manoa Road near Lowrey Avenue.
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STARADVERTISER / MARCH 10, 1992

Kauai’s Hanapepe captures in microcosm Hawaii’s struggle between agriculture and tourism, as the small town tries to preserve its plantation past while looking realistically to its future. The Ueoka Store prominently displays T-shirts for visitors in its windows.
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STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 26, 1968

Kalihi-Uka firefighters Rodney Kaanoi, left, Lt. Alvin Hiu and Capt. Lorrin Ching are aboard “ol’ Engine 32,” one of two veteran firetrucks that will have bit parts in “Tora! Tora! Tora!” — the 20th Century-Fox film on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The City Council passed a resolution allowing the Fire Department to rent the two trucks to the film company for four to six months for $250 a month for both engines.
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STARADVERTISER / MARCH 6, 1968

An ancient Hawaiian feather cloak and helmet arrived from Scotland yesterday. The Bishop Museum purchased the artifacts for $30,000 from Lord Bruce, whose family has owned them since 1792. Displaying the cloak at the airport are William J. Mullahey, left, regional manager of Pan American World Airways; Roland W. Force, Bishop Museum director; Edwin P. Murray, Bishop Museum trustees president; and Noni Kuhns, Pan American ground hostess.
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STARADVERTISER / OCTOBER 7, 1982

The six Farden sisters dance the hula at sister Irmgard’s birthday party. Kneeling are Irmgard Farden Aluli, left, Emma Farden Sharpe and Margaret Farden Bruss. Standing are Maude Farden Tanner, left, Edna Farden Bekeart and Dianne Fernandez.
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STARADVERTISER / NOVEMBER 23, 1978

Setsuko Fujitake, a clerk in the driver licensing division, tests a new console used to quiz motorists seeking a license renewal. Officials say it isn’t difficult and that the answers can be studied in advance.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 28, 1983

Direct from the Death Star to Ala Moana Center, it was none other than Darth Vader, the mealy-mouthed arch-villain from “Star Wars.” He extended his gloved hand of friendship to isle children with the temerity to approach him. Vader is here to promote the radio series “The Empire Strikes Back,” being carried Sundays on KHPR, Hawaii Public Radio.