Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Waikiki Historic Trail
"Legend tells us of a Phantom Rooster living in Palolo Valley known as Ka'auhelemoa. People in Waikiki often heard him crowing, but could never catch sight of him. One day, the Phantom Rooster landed in front of Kakuhihewa, Chief of O'ahu, and began scratching at the ground. The bird disappeared as
Evntually, Kamehameha V, Lot Kapuaiwa, built his modest residence here among the palms. The property was inherited by his half-sister, Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani, who later willed it to Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Much of Helumoa is still owned by Kamehameha Schools, a Bernice Pauahi Bishop legacy and institution that educates thousands of Native Hawaiian children across the State.
The nearby Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace, was completed in 1927 at a cost of $5 million. With 400 lavishly decorated rooms and Spanish-Moorish style architecture, it was then touted as the "finest resort hostelry in American." This beautiful park is owned by the City & County of Honolulu. It was developed by Graham Murata Russell and Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company in 1989 and is privately maintained for the residents and visitors of Hawai'i. The tallest coconut palms in the park date back to the 1930s
Erected by City and County of Honolulu, Waikiki Kaphula and Diamond Head Community Vision Group.
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Location. 21° 16.855′ N, 157° 49.826′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Beachwalk, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Beachwalk, Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Brothers in Valor” Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mahiole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kãlia Fishponds (approx. 0.2 miles away); King David Kalākaua (approx. ¼ mile away); Japanese Light Tank (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. 105mm Howitzer M3 (approx. ¼ mile away); Japanese Type 1 (1941) (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Prefabricated Pill Box (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
Additional keywords. Pacific Islanders
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