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

Waiakea Social Settlement Clock

 
 
Waiakea Social Settlement Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2017
1. Waiakea Social Settlement Clock Marker
Inscription.  The Waiakea Social Settlement clock was refurbished and re-erected on this original concrete stand by the Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club in May, 1984. It is one of the few landmarks that withstood the destruction on Waiakea Town by the tsunami of May 23, 1960. The clock stopped at 1:05 a.m.
Mrs Martha E.R. Wakefield, principal of Waiakea Elementary School, which adjoined the Settlement building, donated this in memory of her sister, Mrs C.E Richardson, in 1939. Today it serves as a symbol of the strength, courage and resilience of the residents of Waiakea, also known as Yashijima.
 
Erected 1995 by Hawaii Tribune Hearld, Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1960.
 
Location. 19° 43.374′ N, 155° 4.056′ W. Marker is in Hilo, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Kamehameha Avenue near Lihiwai Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1568 Kamehameha Avenune, Hilo HI 96720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this
Waiakea Social Settlement Clock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2017
2. Waiakea Social Settlement Clock and Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Waiakea Town (Yashijima) (a few steps from this marker); Hilo Bay: In the days of Kamehameha (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamehameha at Hilo Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mo'oheau Park and Bandstand (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hilo Town Plantation Bell Tower (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Spiritual Power of Stones (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lyman House Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Onomea Bay (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hilo.
 
Waiakea Social Settlement Clock as found in the rubble. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2017
3. Waiakea Social Settlement Clock as found in the rubble.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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