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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Papaikou in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Onomea Bay

 
 
Onomea Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2017
1. Onomea Bay Marker
Inscription. Long ago, Onomea Bay was a fishing village, became a rough-water seaport in the 1800's, and later was inhabited by Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos who came here to work in the sugar cane fields and to help build the Onemea Sugar Mill. In the early 1900's, Onomea was deserted and vegetation grew so densely that few signs of habitation could be seen.
When our Founder and his tireless helpers were first clearing this area, they discovered this olden and dignified gravesite. We have never been able to authenticate the origin, although some old-timers believe the gravesite may have belonged to a caretaker's family, since a cement-made gravesite would not have pre-dated the 1900's.
Our commitment is to forever preserve this resting place with the utmost care and respect.
 
Erected by Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
 
Location. 19° 48.492′ N, 155° 5.567′ W. Marker is near Papaikou, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Old Mamalahoa Highway near Old Onomea Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou HI 96781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Grave Site and Onomea Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2017
2. Grave Site and Onomea Bay Marker
flies. The Legend of Twin Rocks (within shouting distance of this marker); "KU" - Hawaiian God (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembrance Bell (approx. mile away); The Spiritual Power of Stones (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mo'oheau Park and Bandstand (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hilo Town Plantation Bell Tower (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lyman House Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Waiakea Social Settlement Clock (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Papaikou.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the trails inside Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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