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Kawaiaha'o Landmark

The water of Ha'o...

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
1. Kawaiaha'o Landmark Marker
Inscription. In the middle of an otherwise dry and barren plane, existed a sacred spring on these grounds, reserved for use by high chiefs and chiefesses only. Legend tells us that among the high ranking who enjoyed the privilege of bathing in the large circular pool was the High Chiefess Ha'o. Thus the land area near the spring came to bear her name: Ka Wai a Ha'o - The Water of Ha'o.

An original rock which was found next to the spring has been incorporated into the existing fountain which commemorates the spring. It is identified by a bronze plaque which reads: Ka Pohaku O Ka Wai a Ha'o - The Stone of the Water of Ha'o.
 
Location. 21° 18.269′ N, 157° 51.459′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Punchbowl Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu HI 96813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hiram Bingham (within shouting distance of this marker); Kawaiaha'o Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend James Kekela (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kawaiaha‘o Landmark
Kawaiaha'o Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
2. Kawaiaha'o Landmark Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); King William Charles Lunalilo (within shouting distance of this marker); First Hawaiian Printing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Kamehameha I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aliiolani Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
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Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
3. Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain
Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
4. Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain
Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
5. Kawaiaha'o Landmark Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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