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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 / JUNE 8, 1981

Third graders at Pauoa Elementary School show they are ready to begin public school summer vacation, as the countdown indicates in a school office poster. Celebrating are Christine Wong, left, Lauren Lindo, Kim Matsukawa, Liane Fuji, Leslie Kikkawa and Jason Mena.
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STARADVERTISER / MARCH 19, 1983

It was a day of lighthearted fun and serious competition for the 67 children and about 35 adults who entered the 16th annual Oahu kite-flying contest at Kapiolani Regional Park. The event was sponsored by the city and county Department of Parks and Recreation.
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STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 13, 1982

Members of hula master John “Kaha‘i” Topolinski’s Ka Pa Hula Hawai‘i fill King’s Village (renamed from King’s Alley) with the rhythm and movement of ancient chants and dances during opening festivities celebrating the 10th anniversary and rededication of the visitor attraction in Waikiki.
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 24, 1954

Kahaluu is one of the favorite stretches of an around-the-island tour, with its usually calm and shallow waters lapping almost to the highway.
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STARADVERTISER / APRIL 25, 1973

The city has determined that the Hilton Hawaiian Village sign is a marquee-facia sign, a projecting sign attached to a building. The sign was ruled legal since only the individual letters were measured to determine whether the sign fell within regulations of the law.
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STARADVERTISER / JUNE 14, 1960

Two new stars grace the nation’s flag this year, marking statehood for Hawaii and Alaska. All over America the flag is receiving particular attention on Flag Day. Northwest Orient Air Lines stewardesses Akemi Fukushima, left, and Irma Hansen display the 50-star banner.
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STARADVERTISER / OCTOBER 11, 1992

Donald J. De Ponte gives one last buff to his 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, one of the scores of classic and custom vehicles on display in Da Car Show at the Blaisdell Center exhibition hall, a benefit for the Easter Seal Society.