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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waimea, Hawaii
Location of Waimea, Hawaii
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|Four stones make up this monument:
The 2nd and 5th Marine Divisions
trained here to bring peace
to the Pacific
Parker Ranch & Camp Tarawa 1943-1945
This monument honors the V Amphibious Corps (VAC), and . . . — — Map (db m108940) HM WM|
|Archaeologists seek to understand people and places of the past by studying the sites and cultural remains left behind. Students from the University of Hawai'i conducted extensive excavations here between 1968 and 1970 to learn about the people of . . . — — Map (db m110325) HM|
The ahupua'a is a traditional land division that runs mauka from the mountains to makai (seaward). The ahupua'a of Lapakahi encompasses more than 2,000 acres along the leeward slopes of the Kohala Mountains. The distance from the upland forests . . . — — Map (db m110324) HM|
|The submerged remains of Hale o Kapuni Heiau, a temple dedicated to shark akua (deities), are believed to lie just offshore. The heiau was built by a chief whose family revered sharks, believing that the family's 'aumākua (deified ancestors) . . . — — Map (db m110377) HM|
|The remains of Mailekini Heiau, a temple used before the time of Kamehameha, stand before you. Many mysteries surround Mailekini Heiau; its early history, kept orally and secretly within the priesthood, was never recorded. Historians agree that . . . — — Map (db m110367) HM|
|Who would suspect that the area at the base of this hill is one of the most significant cultural sites in Hawai'i? This plain-looking patch of earth was the site of Pelekane, one of several known royal compounds traditionally used by Hawaiian kings. . . . — — Map (db m110369) HM|
|Build a heiau on Pu'ukoholā, the "hill of the whale," dedicate it to your war god, and you will achieve your dream - you will rule the islands. Responding to this prophecy told by Kapoykahi, a famous seer, Kamehameha built the . . . — — Map (db m110330) HM|
|With the first cattle arriving in the Hawaiian Islands in 1793 as gifts for King Kamehameha I, it was not long before they overpopulated and plundered the countryside from the mountains to the seashores. Determined to bring them under control and . . . — — Map (db m108949) HM|
| January, 1944
The second AM Trac BN., U.S. Marines established Camp Henry C. Drewes on this site; here trained until May, 1944
Here we rested from battle...
Prepared for another...
And prayed for peace.
Seal at center: . . . — — Map (db m110378) HM|
| In January, 1778, two ships under the command of British navigator Captain James Cook sighted the northwest coast of O'ahu. The next day they cruised from Maha'ulepu to Waimea Bay on Kaua'i where they set anchor. Acquainted with the Tahitian . . . — — Map (db m65777) HM|
|Traditional native uses of the Humu'ula area included bird catching and, at much higher elevations, adze quarrying. They were replaced by sandalwood harvesting and hunting wild cattle, and ultimately ranching and astronomy. Over time, travelers . . . — — Map (db m110792) HM|
|Sheep raising became economically important within the interior of Hawai'i during the second half of the nineteenth century. In the 1860s, the Waimea Grazing and Agricultural Company established a station for sheep at Humu'ula. By 1873 it had a . . . — — Map (db m110787) HM|
The row of hewn stone along the inner side of the road is a remnant of one wall of a water-course which is said to have been made by the MENEHUNES (Hawaiian dwarves or Brownies)
The stones were brought from Mokihana
There is an old . . . — — Map (db m27646) HM|
|What is a kīpuka?
Pu'uhuluhulu, a 500-year old patter cone, is a kīpuka ( an older oasis within a newer lava flow). It preserves native plants and acts as a seed bank to revegetate the more recent lava flows that surround it. . . . — — Map (db m110790) HM|
Fort Elizabeth was one of three Russian Forts partially built between 1815 and 1817 on the island of Kauai. Fort Alexander and Fort Barclay were built near the mouths of the Hanalei River on the north shore of Kauai while Fort . . . — — Map (db m65778) HM|