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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Honolulu County, Hawaii

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Honolulu is the county seat for Honolulu County
1 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Aiea — RegulusThe Missile of the Pacific — Guided Missile Unit Ten —
From 1959 through 1964 Regulus was the submarine launched retaliatory missile in the Pacific The Regulus missile deterrent strike force operated from submarine base, Pearl Harbor, under the operational control of Commander Submarine . . . Map (db m111762) WM
2 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Aiea — USS Parche
Launched 24 July 1943 (shield logo) Commissioned 20 November 1943 USS Parche SS-384 These men served aboard during her six war patrols ( 191 names) * Wolf Pack Commander ** Commanding Officer of USS Parche *** Lost at Sea- - 10 February . . . Map (db m111817) WM
3 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — 40 MM Quad Gun AssemblyBowfin Park
This gun assembly consists of four recoil-operated, heavy machine guns, designed primarily for anti-aircraft fire. Each gun had a firing rate of 120 rounds per minute and fired a two lb. projectile. It had a maximum horizontal range of about 33,000 . . . Map (db m81385) WM
4 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Battle of Nu’uanu – Uniting the Islands
In the late 1700s, Kamehameha I from the island of Hawai’i, sought to unite all the Hawaiian islands under one rule. The battle for O’ahu began with the arrival of his forces at Waikiki in 1795. O’ahu had been defeated by Maui forces a decade . . . Map (db m73557) HM
5 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Bombers Over Battleship RowUSS Arizona Memorial
The Japanese raided Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu with carrier-launched aircraft which included fighters, horizontal bombers, torpedo planes, and dive bombers. The planes truck here in two waves, beginning at 7:55 a.m., with a 15 . . . Map (db m71616) WM
6 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Fall and Rise of the Fleet
More than two thousand Americans were killed on December 7, 1941, almost half of them aboard USS Arizona. Military installations around the island were attacked and nineteen ships were sunk, beached, or badly damaged. Hundreds of Navy and Army . . . Map (db m104804) HM
7 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Island of OahuAttack on Pearl Harbor
At dawn on 7 December 1941 more than half of the United States Pacific Fleet, approximately 150 vessels and service craft, lay at anchor on alongside piers in Pearl Harbor. All but one of the Pacific fleet’s battleships were in port that morning, . . . Map (db m71610) WM
8 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — KaitenBowfin Park
One man Japanese suicide torpedo. First used in 1944.Map (db m81381) WM
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9 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Lost Submarine MemorialUnited States Submarine Losses-Prior To and After World War II- — USS Bowfin Museum and Park —
He goes a great voyage that goes to the bottom of the sea, George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651 Throughout the history of submarine development, men have fought enemies just as lethal as any human foe. Those who brave the deep in . . . Map (db m81389) HM WM
10 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Mark 14 Steam-Driven TorpedoBowfin Park
This was the U.S. Navy's primary torpedo in WWII. When fired, compressed air, alcohol and water were mixed and ignited in the combustion chamber to produce the steam that powered the turbines. Weight-3,200 lbs.; Length-20.5 feet; Diameter-21 . . . Map (db m81384) HM
11 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Mark 37 Electric TorpedoBowfin Park
This high-performance, submarine-launched weapon is considered to be the first successful torpedo developed for use against other submarines. The Mark 37 was designed to swim out of a 21-inch torpedo tube, to which it remained attached by a length . . . Map (db m81388) HM
12 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Nuuanu Pali LookoutNational Landmark of Soaring
An International Soaring Record was established here on December 18, 1931. William A. Cocke Jr. remained aloft in a glider called the Nighthawk for 21 hours 34 minutes, a new U.S. and world endurance record for motorless fight. Cocke’s . . . Map (db m156376) HM
13 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Pali Road
Constructed in 1897 and opened for the public traffic in 1898. The road has an average grade of eight percent and is 8800 feet long. The original survey was made by John H. Wilson under supervision of William E. Rowell Superintendent of Public . . . Map (db m73555) HM
14 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Pali Road – From Trail to Highway
In the early 1800s, you had two choices if you wanted to travel between Honolulu and Windward O’ahu. You could take a canoe trip around the southern end of the island or hike over the steep cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. The pali (cliff) . . . Map (db m73554) HM
15 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-NorthUSS Arizona Memorial
From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing. 1. Attack Signal-From the cockpit of his bomber over the . . . Map (db m71620) WM
16 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-WestUSS Arizona Memorial
From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing. 1. Naval Station Signal Tower-From the top of this water . . . Map (db m71619) WM
17 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — Sunday MorningUSS Arizona Memorial
December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor began routinely. Sailors and marines turned out for church services, morning colors, and chow. They looked forward to off-duty time for recreation, letter-writing, or sleep. It was Sunday in the peacetime Navy. . . . Map (db m71617) WM
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18 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — The Lone SailorOne of a Series Across the Country
The base of this statue contains steel from the USS Arizona with appreciation to the following supporters (list of 16 donors) Stanley Bleifield, sculptor The Lone Sailor® is the iconic image of The United States Navy . . . Map (db m111210) WM
19 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — U.S.S. Bowfin (SS287)USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park — Pearl Harbor Historic Sites —
Step aboard and dive into submarine history onboard USS Bowfin (SS-287). A restored World War II submarine nick-named the "Pearl Harbor Avenger". Launched December 7, 1942, she made 9 successful war patrols in the Pacific, sinking 44 enemy ships.Map (db m81377) HM
20 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — United States Marine Corps7 December, 1941
United States Marines Pearl Harbor dedicated 10 November 2005 to Lt Colonel D R Fox and the eighty seven men of the Marine Detachment onboard the USS Arizona 7 December 1941 at 0755 Born 10 July 1898 Died 7 December 1941 KIA . . . Map (db m111672) HM WM
21 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — USS Arizona AnchorA Solemn Reminder
This anchor was recovered from the Arizona The ship had three anchors. The crew used one in calm seas, two during foul weather, and the third as a spare. Each weighs nearly ten tons. Notice the size of the anchors compared to the . . . Map (db m111209) WM
22 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — USS Seawolf (SS-197)Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
LCDR A.M. Bontier, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 15 August 1939; Lost at Sea, 3 October 1944. Beginning with her first patrol just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a daring submarine embarked on a career that made the name . . . Map (db m81417) WM
23 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — USS Swordfish (SS-193)Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR K.E. Montross, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 1 April 1939; Lost at sea, January 1945. Less than two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Swordfish sank her first ship. So began the career of a submarine that not only sank . . . Map (db m81419) HM WM
24 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — USS Tang (SS-306)Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR R.H. Kane, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 17 August 1943; Lost at sea, 24 October 1944. The exploits of Tang are legendary in submarine history. Under the bold leadership of Commander Richard H. O’Kane, Tang executed five brilliant . . . Map (db m81473) HM WM
25 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu — USS Wahoo (SS-238)Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR D.W. Morton, USN Commanding Officer; Launched 14 February 1942; Lost at sea 11 October 1943. If one submarine could be said to embody the spirit and pride of the U.S. Submarine Force, it would probably be Wahoo. Certainly the enemy . . . Map (db m81474) WM
26 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Ala Moana — 19 — The Ala Wai Canal — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
Ala Wai (freshwater way) Canal was at the heart of the Waikīkī Reclamation Project launched in the early 1900s “to reclaim an unsanitary and most unsightly portion of the city.” The duck farms and the millions of mosquitoes . . . Map (db m13196) HM
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27 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — King Kamehameha IThomas Ridgeway Gould — Bronze, 1883 —
King Kamehameha I (c. 1758–1819) is generally recognized as the most important figure in Hawaiian history. He was a wise ruler who enacted laws to protect the defenseless and to bring order to the newly united kingdom. An astute statesman, he . . . Map (db m13581) HM
28 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Aliiolani Hale — State of Hawaii Historic Marker —
Originally designed as a palace, it was built by Kamehameha V to house the legislature, courts and cabinet offices of the Kingdom. He died not long after laying the cornerstone and the building was given his name Aliiolani. It was formally opened by . . . Map (db m13569) HM
29 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Father DamienThe Reverend Joseph Damien De Veuster, SS. CC. — Hawaii —
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. —John 15:13 Born a farmer’s son at Tremeloo, Belgium, January 3, 1840. Damien joined the Missionary Congregation of the Sacred Heart and was ordained a . . . Map (db m13485) HM
30 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — First Hawaiian PrintingJanuary 7, 1822
In a grass house near this site High Chief Keeaumoku pulled the first sheet in the presence of Elisha Loomis, Printer; the Reverend Hiram Bingham; and James Hunnewell, Mission benefactor.Map (db m60945) HM
31 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Hiram Bingham
A Centennial Memorial of Hiram Bingham. Born in Bennington, Vt., Oct. 30, 1789. Died in New Haven, Ct., Nov. 11, 1869, Aged 80 Years. This slab is placed here in grateful remembrance of a pioneer Missionary by descendants of Hawaiians . . . Map (db m13800) HM
32 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Iolani PalaceIolani Hale
'Iolani Palace is a living restoration of the offical royal residence for the Kalakaua Dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Hawai'i from 1874 to 1893. King Kalakaua, who resigned for 17 years, built the palace in 1882 as a symbol of Hawaii's civilized . . . Map (db m74148) HM
33 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Kawaiaha‘o Landmark
William Charles Lunalilo was the kingdom’s sixth monarch and proved to be very popular from the beginning of his reign. King Kamehameha V had preceded Lunalilo and had died without naming a successor. Therefore Lunalilo was appointed by the . . . Map (db m13809) HM
34 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Kawaiaha'o Church(The Stone Church)
Built of gaint coral slabs, hewn from ocean reefs, this sanctuary became known as The Stone Church. This structure was preceded by a succession of four thatched grass buildings which served as houses of worship until ground was broken in 1837. . . . Map (db m74145) HM
35 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Kawaiaha'o LandmarkThe water of Ha'o...
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 . . . Map (db m74144) HM
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36 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — King William Charles LunaliloJan. 31, 1835 – Feb. 3, 1874
King Kamehameha V died on December 11, 1872, without naming a successor to the throne. Prince William Charles Lunalilo was the highest ranking Chief at that time. Instead of claiming his birthright to the throne, he wanted the people to choose their . . . Map (db m13788) HM
37 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Downtown — Reverend James KekelaKekela O Ka Lani
Born in 1824 at Mokuleia Oahu Educated by James Hunnewell at Lahainaluna First Hawaiian Christian Minister Ordained at Kahuku December 21 1849 In 1853 he went as a pioneer missionary to the Marquesas . . . Map (db m74147) HM
38 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Leahi Park — Le’Ahi Beach Park
The Hawaiian goddess Hi’iaka compared the peak of volcanic cone of Diamond Head to the dorsal fin of the ‘ahi fish, thus the Hawaiian name for Diamond Head is Le’ahi. This site was once the Dillingham Home, the beachfront house of Harold . . . Map (db m111326) HM
39 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
He was aggressive in war without hate; he never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. (E.R. Potter, 1976) Born to Frederickburg, Texas in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz was accepted into the United States naval . . . Map (db m73127) HM
40 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — The Golden Anchor
The Navy’s Retention Excellence Award, or “Golden Anchor” is traditionally awarded to active-service Naval vessels for meeting or exceeding crew retention goals. On June 11, 2005, Battleship Missouri became the first non-active . . . Map (db m112231) HM
41 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — This Sacred SiteWorld War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
This memorial honors the fallen crew of USS Arizona and all those who died in the attack on December 7, 1941. The remains of over 900 Arizona crewman rest beneath you within the sunken battleship. Just ahead is an open area where you . . . Map (db m73230) HM WM
42 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor
U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and . . . Map (db m4526) HM
43 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — U.S.S. Arizona
At 0755, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Berth Fox 7 The USS Arizona was hit by one torpedo and approximately seven bombs. One bomb went down the stack and another penetrated the black powder magazines. The sunken ship remains the tomb . . . Map (db m143290) HM WM
44 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — U.S.S. Arizona MemorialWar Memorial of the Pacific — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii —
“…In honor, and in commemoration of the members of the armed forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.” Public Law 87-201 Construction . . . Map (db m111524) HM WM
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45 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — USS Arizona Memorial
In reverent recognition of divine guidance and - to the eternal memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country this monument is dedicated - humbly to their sacrifice in defending our freedom. Erected by the . . . Map (db m60157) HM
46 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — USS Utah Memorial
Near this spot, at Berth Fox 11 on the morning of 7 December 1941, the USS Utah was struck on the portside with what is believed to have been three aerial torpedoes and was sunk. She was subsequently rolled over to clear the channel but . . . Map (db m60044) HM
47 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — USS Utah Memorial
This memorial was officially authorized by the 91st Congress of the United States of America on 14 October 1970. Its construction was made possible by Congressional appropriation and by the generous contributions of many individuals and . . . Map (db m60071) HM
48 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — USS Utah MemorialWorld War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
In the waters ahead lie the mostly submerged remains of USS Utah, a former battleship used for target and gunnery training. Two torpedoes struck the Utah as the Pearl Harbor attack began on December 7, 1941. The ship capsized, trapping . . . Map (db m60161) HM
49 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — USS West Virginia Memorial
At 0758, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Bert Fox 6 the USS West Virginia moored outboard the USS Tennessee was damaged and sunk by enemy bombs and torpedoes. As the West Virginia settled to the bottom she forced the Tennessee against the . . . Map (db m60158) HM
50 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Nuuanu - Punchbowl — The Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
In these gardens are recorded the names of Americans who gave their lives in the Service of their Country and whose earthly resting place is known only to God *Indicates Medal Of Honor AwardMap (db m4504) WM
51 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waialae - Kahala — Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart first person to fly alone from Hawaii to North America January 11, 1935Map (db m111170) HM
52 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waialae - Kahala — Diamond Head Lighthouse
The Diamond Head Lighthouse is a prominent symbol of Hawaiian history to residents and visitors alike. The lighthouse rests aside a tuff-cone volcano, formed by explosive eruptions thousands of years ago. In 1825, British sailors ascended the . . . Map (db m111324) HM
53 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waialae - Kahala — Millennium Peace GardenLeahi
Millennium Peace Garden This garden was planted on October 24, 1999 by 750 youth from 103 countries during the Millenium Young Peoples Congress. It demonstrates the principles of environmental sustainability and world peace. dedicated January . . . Map (db m112023) HM
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54 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Afong VillaWaikīkī Historic Trail
On this site stood the villa of Chun Afong, Hawai‘i’s first Chinese millionaire, who arrived in Honolulu in 1849. By 1855, he had made his fortune in retailing, real estate, sugar and rice, and for a long time held the government monopoly opium . . . Map (db m49676) HM
55 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 16 — Duke KahanamokuWaikīkī Historic Trail
Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1986) spent much of his youth here in Kālia with his mother’s family, the Paoas. The family owned most of the 20 acres which the Hilton Hawaiian Village now occupies. It is said that it was . . . Map (db m13188) HM
56 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 5 — Duke Paoa KahanamokuAugust 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968
Raised in Waikiki, Duke was a full blooded Hawaiian, who symbolized Hawai'i to millions of people. He developed into an Olympic Champion and the world's fastest swimmer. Between 1912 and 1932 he won three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in four . . . Map (db m73257) HM
57 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 20 — Fort DeRussy — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
This green expanse in the middle of Waikīkī is Fort DeRussy, named in honor of Brigadier General Rene E. DeRussy, Corps of Engineers, who served with distinction in the American—British War of 1812. It was started in 1908 as vital . . . Map (db m13219) HM
58 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — HelumoaWaikiki Historic Trail
Surrounded by this open landscape, one can imagine the huge coconut grove known as Helumoa. Planted by Chief Kakuhihewa around the 15th century, the grove once had nearly 10,000 trees. Kahuamokomoki was an area nearby that served as a sporting . . . Map (db m73416) HM
59 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Japanese Light TankHawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
Operated by a crew of three protected by only 1/2 inch of armor and equipped with one 37mm gun and two 7.7mm machine guns. It was powered by a 6-cylinder, 110 H.P. air-cooled diesel engine with a range of 90-100 miles at speeds up to 30 MPH.Map (db m82123) WM
60 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Japanese Type 1 (1941)Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
A light-weight mobile piece used by independent antitank and armored units. Its 3 lb. shell could penetrate 3 inches of armor at 500 yards.Map (db m82127) WM
61 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 17 — Kālia Bay — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
Fish were easily netted from the ponds near Pi‘inaio Stream. In ancient times, the area was home to many Hawaiian families, who enjoyed the offerings in its bountiful waters. It was not unusual to see native men and women fishing, . . . Map (db m13127) HM
62 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Kaha ha ʻlo me nā Makani“The Hawk Soars with the Winds” — by sculptor, Kim Duffett —
Envisioned on a grand scale, these three awe-inspiring figures in bronze are dancing hula kahiko, the ancient style of Hawaiian dance. The two female dancers, spirits of the wind, represent the dance and chant of Hawaiian hula. . . . Map (db m71922) HM
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63 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 15 — Kãlia FishpondsDiamond Head from Waikiki Annex Pond — Waikiki Historic Trail —
Had you walked across this road in 1897 you might have landed in Waikĩkĩ’s largest fishpond, the Ka’ihikapu, which measured 13 acres. All of today’s Fort DeRussy on the mauka (toward the mountain) side of the road was covered with . . . Map (db m73113) HM
64 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 13 — Kawehewehe — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
From olden times Waikīkī was viewed not only as a place of peace and hospitality, but of healing. There was great mana (spiritual power) in Waikīkī. Powerful kahuna la‘au lapa‘au (or physicians) lived here. Throughout the . . . Map (db m13225) HM
65 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Kuroda Field
Named in honor of Staff Sergeant Robert T. Kuroda, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. On 20 October 1944, during the battle of Bruyeres, France, Sergeant Kuroda led his squad in an attack against a strongly defended enemy position. He deployed . . . Map (db m13256) HM
66 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Monarchy CannonHawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
This cannon was one of a battery of twelve guns placed on punchbowl crater by the Hawaiian monarchy beginning in 1831. Both to defend Honolulu Harbor and to fire salutes. The U.S. Army moved the cannon to Bishop Museum in 1920, where it remained . . . Map (db m82128) HM
67 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 4 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole1871-1922
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, the son of High Chiefess Kekaulike Kinoiki II and High Chief David Kahalepouli Pi’ikoi, was born on March 26, 1871 at Ho’ai, Kaua’i. His mother died soon after his birth and he and his two older brothers were hanai . . . Map (db m73117) HM
68 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Rainbow Mural
This Rainbow Mural, tallest in the world, 286 feet high, 26 feet wide, comprises 8,046 pieces of hand-painted ceramic tile created for the Hilton Tower by Millard Sheets. Dedicated by Conrad N. Hilton and Fritz B. Burns. November 8, 1968.Map (db m19077) HM
69 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Rainbow Tower & Hilton Lagoon — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
The legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku often strolled the sands of Waikīkī Beach fronting what is now Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, 1959. In ancient times, the coastal plain where you now stand was known as . . . Map (db m13082) HM
70 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 1 — The Beaches of WaikikiWaikiki Historic Trail
Princess Lili’uokalani enjoyed spending time with Robert Louis Stevenson on Waikiki in “earnest conversation”, Feb 3, 1889 This section of Waikiki Beach contains four distinct areas: Outrigger Canoe Club, San Souci, Kapi’olani Park and Queen’s . . . Map (db m73122) HM
71 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 10 — The First Lady of Waikiki
The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901 as Waikiki’s first hotel. Affectionately called “The First Lady of Waikiki,” this iconic resort embraces true Hawaiian hospitality. Walter Chamberlain Peacock, the original owner of the Moana . . . Map (db m73114) HM
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72 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 6 — The Stones Of LifeNa Pohaku Ola Kapaemahu A Kapunt
Legend says these stones are the living legacy of four powerful Tahitian healers who once resided near this site at a place called Ulukon. From the court of the Tahitian chief, the names of the four were Kapaemahu, Kapuani, Kinohi, and Kahaloa. . . . Map (db m73116) HM
73 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — The Story of Kālia — Waikīkī Historic Trail —
Chief Ma‘likūkāhi, who reigned over the island of Oahu in the mid-1400s, resided in Waikīkī and used it as his seat of government. He was greatly loved by his subjects who enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity. Ali‘i . . . Map (db m13200) HM
74 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — U.S. 105mm Howitzer M3Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
With the emergence of airborne troops in 1941 came the need for an airborne howitzer. The M3 was created by shortening an existing 105mm howitzer barrel and mounting it on a modified 75mm carriage. The lightweight M3 proved to be an effective weapon . . . Map (db m82125) WM
75 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — U.S. Light Tank, M24Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
Used for scouting and reconnaissance in the late days of WWII. It mounted a 75mm main gun and three machine guns behind 1" of armor. Two Cadillac V-8 engines drove the 19 ton tank and its crew of four at speeds up to 35 MPH.Map (db m82124) WM
76 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — U.S. Prefabricated Pill BoxHawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
In the months before Dec 7th, many of these steel pillboxes were planted to defend military installations, airfields, and likely landing beaches around Oahu. Once buried in position, the 2-man crew entered through culvert pipe openings at the base . . . Map (db m82121) WM
77 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn1875-1899
Born to Chiefess Miriam Kapili Likelike (sister to King Kalākaua and Queen Lili’uokalani) and Governor Archibald Scott Cleghorn. She was the only child born to the last ruling dynasty of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Princess Ka’iulani and her . . . Map (db m73229) HM
78 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Honolulu, Waikiki — 2 — WaikikiWaikiki Historic Trail
Waikiki means “spouting water” because it was a vast marshland fed by many streams. You are in fact standing on what was the mouth of an old stream, the Kuekaunahi. From ancient times Waikiki has been a popular surfing spot which is one of the . . . Map (db m73119) HM
79 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Kahuku, Koolauloa — Opana Radar SiteIEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone
On December 7, 1941, an SCR-270B Radar located at this site tracked incoming Japanese aircraft for over 30 minutes until they were obscured by the island ground clutter. This was the first wartime use of radar by the United States Military, and . . . Map (db m154431) HM WM
80 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Kahuku, Koolauloa — Opana Radar SiteMobile Radar Unit SR-270B
Mobile Radar Unit SR-270B has been designed a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m154432) HM
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81 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Kailua, Mokapu — He Ho‘Omana‘oMarine Air Field
In memory of those gallant Americans who defended this air station against enemy attack December 7, 1941Map (db m111972) WM
82 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Kailua, Mokapu — Pohakuloa Amtrac Memorial
“It will all happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. When the last trumpet is blown. When this happens, then at last this scripture will come true- Death is swallowed up in Victory.” I Corinthians 15:52 and 54 This . . . Map (db m111960) HM WM
83 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Laie, Koolauloa — Breaking Ground with a Vision: An Inspired Beginning
While travelling around the world on an assignment to visit the foreign missions of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, Elder David O. McKay, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Hugh J. Cannon visited Hawaii in . . . Map (db m111520) HM
84 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Laie, Koolauloa — Mission School
This is the site of the LDS Hawaii Mission School where President David O. McKay, then member of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, witnessed a flag raising ceremony on February 7, 1921. Observing the multi-ethnic student body . . . Map (db m111519) HM
85 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Pearl Harbor, Naval Station Pearl Harbor — U. S. S. MissouriInstrument of Surrender, WWII
The instrument of surrender terminating the Second World War was signed on this ship, 2 September 1945 east longitude date while she lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. The Allied representatives were • General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, The . . . Map (db m49677) HM
86 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Wahiawa — Major General John M. SchofieldAddress to the U.S. Corps of Cadets-Aug 11, 1879 — Schofield Barracks —
The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment—on the contrary—such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart . . . Map (db m81310) HM
87 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Wahiawa — U.S. Medium TankM-4A3E8
In the spring of 1951, units of the 25th Infantry Division crossed the Han River to liberate the City of Seoul. One of the units that took part in this operation was C Company, 89th Tank Battalion. In preparation for their assault across the Han, . . . Map (db m81311) HM WM
88 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Waikiki — “Brothers in Valor” MemorialFort DeRussy, Oahu, Hawaii
Honoring the World War II Veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. “Veterans who served in these units, . . . Map (db m26939) HM
89 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Waikiki — King David Kalākaua1836–1891
(tablet on back of base) David Kalākaua was born on November 16, 1836. He succeeded to the throne on February 12, 1874, and ruled with his queen, Kapi‘olani. King Kalākaua was the catalyst for the revival and flowering of . . . Map (db m13586) HM
90 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Waikiki — Mahiole(Helmet)
Ancient Hawaii was governed by a sharply defined caste system. The kings were the highest authority. Chiefs, or Alii, ruled over sections of the land at the pleasure of the kings. At times there was a king for each of the major islands in the . . . Map (db m75626) HM
91 Hawaii, Honolulu County, Waimanalo — Wolphin Kekaimalu"Peaceful Sea" — Sea Life Park —
A hybrid between a False Killer Whale & Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Born May 15, 1985. She shows her whale heritage in her dark coloration, bodylength, width, and large teeth. Her profile is unique blend of both parents with a short, . . . Map (db m82138) HM
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May. 29, 2023