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Waikoloa in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

William Charles Lunalilo

(1835 - 1874)

 
 
William Charles Lunalilo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 28, 2017
1. William Charles Lunalilo Marker
Inscription.  The grandson of a half-brother of Kamehameha the Great, he became the first king to be elected. Well-educated, Lunalilo was very popular with the people and became the first Hawaiian to leave his property to charity.
 
Erected by Waikoloa Village.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 19° 55.023′ N, 155° 52.992′ W. Marker is in Waikoloa, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Waikoloa Beach Drive near Ku'uali'i Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa HI 96738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kamehameha V (a few steps from this marker); Kamehameha IV (a few steps from this marker); Kamehameha II (a few steps from this marker); Kamehameha I (a few steps from this marker); Kamehameha III (a few steps from this marker); The Waikoloa Petroglyph Field
William Charles Lunalilo Marker, on the right image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 28, 2017
2. William Charles Lunalilo Marker, on the right
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Queen Kapi'olani (approx. 0.3 miles away); Queen Lili'uokalani (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waikoloa.
 
More about this marker. This is one of six markers honoring the kings of Hawai'i located near Macy's in the King's Shops at Waikoloa Village.
 
Also see . . .  King Lunalilo -- Aloha Hawaii. Two related issues occupied much of Lunalilo’s reign as king. Hawaii’s growing sugar industry required a natural market to absorb its increasing production, and Lunalilo worked to give Hawaiian sugar unhindered and untaxed access to the American market. At the same time, American use of Pearl Harbor on Oahu was openly considered in exchange for the reciprocity treaty. In April 1873, the American businessmen proposed the idea of ceding the harbor to the U.S. (Submitted on October 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Pacific Islanders
 
King William Charles Lunalilo image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. King William Charles Lunalilo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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