Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Diamond Head from Waikiki Annex Pond
—Waikiki Historic Trail —
Ancient Hawaiians believed their fishponds were inhabited by mo’o deities who were sometimes described as creatures with terrifying black bodies, 12 to 30 feet in length. Hawaiians believed these creatures were the guardian spirits of fish ponds, who not only protected the caretakers but punished those who abused their responsibilities. The reclamation of Waikĩkĩ began here in Kălia when the U.S. military acquired 72 acres of land and started draining it in 1908 to build Fort DeRussy. It took over 250,000 cubic yards of sand and coral dredged from various O’ahu areas continuously over the course of a year to cover Ka’ihikapua
Erected by Vision Team of Kaphula, Diamond Head, and Waikiki. (Marker Number 15.)
Location. 21° 16.885′ N, 157° 50.004′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Kaila Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2076 Kalia Road, Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kuroda Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Brothers in Valor” Memorial (about 700 feet away); U.S. Prefabricated Pill Box (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Light Tank, M24 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monarchy Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese Light Tank (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. 105mm Howitzer M3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese Type 1 (1941) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honolulu.
Also see . . . Waikiki Historic Trail Tour. (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
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