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Category: History

We enjoy featuring articles and highlights that offer a window into the past, celebrate Hawaiʻi’s rich multicultural history, and honor important Hawaiian figures, stories, and traditions. History offers us a valuable tool that allows us to know where we came from, understand the present, and have a better idea of where we’re going.

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Adventure
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The Diversity of Waimea

It seems that around these parts livestock outnumbers the residents of Waimea. A town of over 9,000, the paniolo culture takes on a western motif

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History
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Hawaii’s Big Five

Hawaii’s Big Five Hawaiian sugar and politics were controlled by the Big Five. In 1826, C. Brewer & Co was founded by Captain James Hunnewell,

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History
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First Electricity in Hilo

In 1890 a water-driven Dynamo was connected to the Hilo Boarding School’s irrigation ditch with a direct current machine generating enough power for 12 bare

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