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Back in the Day: Photos from Hawaii’s Past

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STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 24, 1975

A group of about 100 Christmas carolers sang for Waikiki passersby while trying to put a bit of a religious spirit back into the holidays at Seaside and Kalakaua avenues.
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STARADVERTISER / FEB. 21, 1966

Performing porpoises delight visitors to Sea Life Park’s Whaler’s Cove. Sea Life Park is projected to host 400,000 people this year, making it one of Oahu’s premier attractions.
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STARADVERTISER / MAY 21, 1970

A new community recreation and swim center in Mililani town was dedicated Sunday. It features locker rooms, showers and restrooms on the ground floor. On the second floor are a large banquet meeting room with a kitchen and an indoor gaming area.
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 4, 1979

Nearly 15,000 people watched a fireworks display after the Hawaii Islanders’ baseball game at Aloha Stadium. The outfield sections of the stadium are not opened for baseball. The Islanders provided some fireworks of their own earlier with a 5-3 victory over the Salt Lake City Gulls.
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STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 17, 1988

The sounds of democracy filled the Waikiki Shell as 647 Chinese immigrants took an oath of allegiance to become American citizens. With help from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, it was the first all-Chinese citizenship ceremony in Hawaii. Uncle Sam, portrayed by Gaylord L. Mercer of the Waikiki Kiwanis Club, greeted one of the new citizens.
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STARADVERTISER / JULY 5, 1962

Lt. Col. Stuart A. MacKenzie, right, adjutant general, U.S. Army Hawaii, administers the oath of enlistment to inductees who will form an all-Hawaii company during a special ceremony at Iolani Palace.
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STARADVERTISER / MAY 30, 1961

Jose Puma, left, Loao M. Keawemauhili, a neighbor child and Anita Tavares, Keawemauhili’s granddaughter, sit outside Keawemauhili’s Aala Triangle apartment. Neither man wants to leave his low-rent substandard apartment although the area is marked for a reconstruction project.