“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Markers in Hawaii

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 31, 2017
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Hawaii (Hawaii County), Captain Cook — First Christian Service in Hawaii
In this heiau January-28-1779 Captain James Cook, R.N. Read the English Burial Service over William Whitman, Seaman the first recorded Christian service in the Hawaiian Islands — Map (db m110794) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Captain Cook — In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N.
Marker panel on obelisk (1874): In Memory of the great circumnavigator Captain James Cook, R.N. who discovered these islands on the 18th of January, 1770 and fell near this spot on the 14th of February, 1779. . . . — Map (db m72497) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail)Daniel K. Inouye Highway
Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō trail was built atop the 1855 lava flow and was used to travel by horse of foot to Pu'u'ō'ō Ranch and Humu'ula. It approximates the route of earlier prehistoric trails. Much of the trail traverses smooth . . . — Map (db m110793) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Hilo Bay: In the days of Kamehameha
(Legend to Points of Interest to on the Hilo Bay map:) ➊ Kānoe Heiau Kānoe Heiau was one of six major lauakini or sacrificial heiau on the island of Hawai'i dating back to ancient times. ➋ Naha . . . — Map (db m111236) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Hilo Town Plantation Bell Tower
Dedicated to the memory of the people who have contributed to the growth of the Big Island, its economy and its culture through their work on our many island plantations. This bell originally served the Hakalau Sugar Company. — Map (db m111115) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Kamehameha at Hilo Bay
Kamehameha the Great was born in the 1750s and rose to become one of the most important figures in Hawaiian history. He lived during a period of great transition in Hawaiian society, having witnessed the arrival of the first Westerners when he was . . . — Map (db m111235) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Lyman House Memorial
The home of David Belden Lyman and Sarah Joiner Lyman Missionaries of the A.B.C.F.M. to the Hawaiian People Built in 1839 — Map (db m111116) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Mo'oheau Park and BandstandHilo's Historic Gathering Place
Mo'oheau Park was established in the early 1900's as a place for community gatherings and youth activities. The first bandstand was dedicated near the current site in 1905. The land and the original bandstand were said to have been donated by . . . — Map (db m111233) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Pu'u'ō'ō - Volcano TrailDaniel K. Inouye Highway
The historic ala hele (trail) follows a likely prehistoric route. It begins a Pu'u'ō'ō to the north, a hill named for the now-extinct black and yellow 'ō'ō bird who's feathers were once collected in this region. As ranching . . . — Map (db m110857) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Saddle House - Hale Noho LioDaniel K. Inouye Highway
Well before sheep and cattle ranching took hold in the second half of the nineteenth century, these rugged 'āina mauna, mountain lands, were traveled for collecting birds and rock or for religious purposes. Rock from Maunakea adze quarries at . . . — Map (db m111118) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — The Spiritual Power of Stones
Traditions tell us that the larger Naha Stone was brought by canoe to Hilo from the chiefly valley of Wailua on Kaua'i by Chief Makali'inuikuakawaiea centuries ago. The stone had a place of honor at one of several heiau in Hilo and was said . . . — Map (db m111114) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Waiakea Social Settlement Clock
The Waiakea Social Settlement clock was refurbished and re-erected on this original concrete stand by the Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club in May, 1984. It is one of the few landmarks that withstood the destruction on Waiakea Town by the tsunami of May . . . — Map (db m110924) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Waiakea Town (Yashijima)
Waiakea Town, or Yashijima, was a close-knit, vibrant community which occupied what is known today as Banyan Drive. The golf course and park that you see today was once filled with homes, businesses and Waiakea Kai School, all of which provided the . . . — Map (db m110928) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Honaunau — Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau - Place of Refuge
This ancient Hawaii Sanctuary (Puuhonua) was preserved through the foresight of Charles R. Bishop who added it to the Bishop Estate. With the cooperation of the State of Hawaii, the trustees of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate have dedicated it to . . . — Map (db m2981) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — A Sanctuary for Humpback WhalesHawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary — Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park —
The sanctuary lies within the shallow, warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands and is one of the world’s most important humpback whale habitats. Most of the North Pacific humpback whale population migrates nearly 3,000 miles to Hawaiian . . . — Map (db m72000)
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Ahu'ena Heiau
Upon this paepae (stone platform) is a representation of Ahu;ena Heiau. Restored by Kamehameha I upon the unification of the pae'aina (island chain), he rededicated Ahu'ena to Lono, the god of peace and prosperity. The Hale O Lono (House of Lono) . . . — Map (db m110669) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Ala LoaState Site 10942 Ka'ūpūlehu Ahupua'a
You are walking along a segment of the ala loa (long path), a Hawaiian foot trail that linked settlement areas along the coast from Kealakekua to Kawaihae. This segment of the trail was also identified as a traditional route for the huaka'i pō, . . . — Map (db m110501) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Ala Mauka MakaiMountain-Ocean Trail — Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park —
This trail cuts across Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, passing sites that represent many of the values for which this park was created, such as a malama ka aina, caring for the land. This was a place where Hawaiian families lived, values . . . — Map (db m72001) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Discovering Kaloko-HonokohauKaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park celebrates the indigenous people of Hawaii. It penetrates deep into Hawaiian antiquity by preserving evidence of a thousand years of society. It links the touched with the heartfelt, transcending the . . . — Map (db m71999) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Habitation Site
This archaeological site contains several residential and food storage features, and was first occupied on a temporary basis during the early 1800s. Fishing and collecting marine resources was the primary economic activity for residents of this . . . — Map (db m110504) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Hawaiian Trail
This is a portion of an ala loa (long path) or ala kahakai (a more recent term meaning trail by the sea) that follows the coastline. The Hawaiians of old used it to connect communities for socializing and exchanging goods, as well as to arrive at . . . — Map (db m110506) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Honokohau Settlement
Honokohau Settlement 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 illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m4248) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Hulihe‘e Palace
Hulihe‘e Palace was built in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, a companion of Kamehahena I and one of the first Chiefs to take up western ways. Built of coral lava rock and a native woods, it was handsomely furnished. Hulihe'e became . . . — Map (db m302) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church
Hulihe‘e Palace Construction of Hulihe‘e Palace was completed in 1838. Hulihe‘e was the gracious residence of Governor John Adams Kuakini and a favorite retreat for Hawai‘i’s royal families. Kuakini oversaw the construction of both . . . — Map (db m39424) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Imu Fishing Area
In the shallow water flat of Ka'ūpūlehu Beach a special fishing technique was used by Hawaiians during rough water conditions. Stone piles (imu) were constructed as shelters to attract fish. These piles were then dismantled as nets were . . . — Map (db m110582) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Kamakahonu
Home of Kamehameha I, founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom, from 1812 until his death. Here he built his residence, storehouses and fishponds and remodeled 'Ahu'ena Heiau, a temple of great antiquity. When he died here May 8 1819, his son Liholiho was . . . — Map (db m110592) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier
Kamakahonu After uniting the Hawaiian kingdom, Kamehameha I returned to rule from his compound at Kamakahonu (lit. eye of the turtle) from 1812 until his death in 1819. 'Ahu'ena Heiau, the religious temple that served Kamehameha was rebuilt . . . — Map (db m110665) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Ki'ope Pond
This sacred pond was built with lava rock and coral mortar in the mid 1800's. It once served as a bathhouse for the royal families. Fresh water empties into Ki’ ope pond through underground springs along the edges of the wall. Because of its rich . . . — Map (db m123291) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Kuemanu Heiau
In the past, Hawaiian religious practices included the worship of many gods, both through individual and family rituals at small shrines and through larger community ceremonies at heiau (temples) such as this one. In 1819, King Kamehameha II . . . — Map (db m110675) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point
This projection of land, more properly known by an older name, Kumukea Point, is a significant landmark of coastal Kekaha. The surface 'a'ā lava that covers this area is the result of the historic Ka'ūpūlehu Flow of 1801, which was . . . — Map (db m110507) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Kupe'e Concentration
A prime habitat for kupe'e (Nerita polita) is located in a wave washed area of sand and basalt boulders along Ka'ūpūlehu Beach. This area is traditionally recognized for its dense concentration of kupe'e. These shellfish were collected . . . — Map (db m110583) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Marine Life
When the first Polynesians landed in Hawai‘i, most of the life they found here was unique to this place. Organisms found only in one place are called endemic — and Hawai‘i has one of the highest rates of endemism on the planet. The first . . . — Map (db m123294) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay
Niumalu Beach Once a hub for canoeing, water gathering and some shipping, the fancy beach at Niumalu (lit. shade of the coconut tree), commonly known as Kanuha Beach, is sheltered by a sea wall that has protected beach-goers of over 100 . . . — Map (db m110586) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Offshore Ko'a Moi
Approximately 500 feet (150 meters) offshore of this location is a ko'a moi. Moi is Hawaiian for Treadfin (Polydactlus sexfilis), and ko'a is a fishing ground. This fishing spot was prized for its abundance of moi, which traditionally was a highly . . . — Map (db m110585) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — The First Hawaiian Christian
The first Hawaiian Christian, Henry Opukahaia, died at Cornwall, Conn. 1818 The first Christian missionaries to Hawaii, Bingham, Thurston, Whitney, landed at Kailua, April 12, 1820 with their Hawaiian comrades Hopu, . . . — Map (db m39440) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Waiulu Kīpuka
By virtue of being a named place, Waiulu was clearly known by the people of old. It is a place of note recounted by elders in the area. A hālau wa'a (canoe house) was located here, indicating a good landing. One of the important factors that . . . — Map (db m110502) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Waiulu Kīpuka
Despite the naturally arid conditions of the surrounding landscape, there a few sources of drinkable water within this part of coastal Kekaha. One of these is located a short distance inland from this location. It is known as Waiulu, which is . . . — Map (db m110503) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kapaau — 1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment
To the 100/442nd Infantry Regiment With Deep Sincerity and Upmost Appreciation for The Gallant Fight to Effect Our Rescue After We Had Been Isolated for Seven Days 1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment Biffontaine, France From . . . — Map (db m110328) WM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kawaihae — Pu'ukohola HeiauA Sacred Place Since Prehistoric Times
A heiau (temple) at Pu’ukohola was built long before Kamehameha started construction on the heiau that you see. This showed great vision and strategy on the part of the kahuna (priests). The heiau was physically very prominent and imposing on the . . . — Map (db m71886) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kealakekua — Greenwell Store
Greenwell Store circa 1875 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Kona Heritage Store Greenwell Store est. ca. 1875 Kona Historical Society & . . . — Map (db m123293) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Birthplace of KauikeaouliKamahameha III — 1814 - 1854 —
Kauikeaouli, the second son of Kamehameha I and Keōpūolani, was born within this enclosure. Stillborn, he was cleansed in the water of Ka'opa Spring at the edge of the bay and revived as he laid upon the large rock to the left. . . . — Map (db m110292) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Hale Mua
This archaeological site has been identified as a men's house associated with a person of chiefly rank who resided at the Lonoikamakahiki Residence. Hydration-Rind dating performed by the Bishop Museum indicated that the major portion of this site . . . — Map (db m39410) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Inikiwai Ku'ula Heiau
This archaeological site is known as the Inikiwai Heiau. It is sometimes known as the Pahe'ehe'e Ku'ula. Hawaiian Fishermen built these shrines on promontories along the seashore or near ponds and streams. These shrines are a place for . . . — Map (db m39305) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Kauikeaouli and Nāhi'ena'ena
Kauikeaouli and Nāhi'ena'ena An inscribed stone tablet commemorates the nearby birth site of Kauikeaouli who went on to rule Hawai'i as King Kamehameha III. His sister, Princess Nāhi'ena'ena, was also born in Keauhou about . . . — Map (db m110300) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III
Son of Kamehameha I and Keōpūolani Born March 17, 1814 Died December 15, 1854 Ka Moi Lokomarkai — Map (db m110296) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Keauhou - Kahalu'u Heritage Corridor
Moku (island districts) were traditionally subdivided into smaller land wedges called ahupua'a. Generally, these ahupua'a extend from the mountain to the sea and contain all the resources needed for sustainable living. . . . — Map (db m39438) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Keauhou BayThe Kekahuna Legacy
Cultural historian Henry E.P. Kekahuna was born on Maui in 1881 when many ancient Hawaiian traditions were still in practice. He listened and learned the stories of old. He explored and mapped many areas throughout Hawai'i in the 1950s. His . . . — Map (db m110310) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Lonoikamakahiki Residence
This archaeological site is known as the Lonoikamakahiki Residence. It is believed that during different periods of time, four great Hawaiian kings lived at this site. These kings were Umi, Lonoikamakahiki, Kalaniopuu, and . . . — Map (db m39409) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — Royal Center at Keauhou Bay
In the time of the ruler 'Umi-a-Liloa, 22 generations before the time of King Kamehameha I, the Royal Center moved away from Waipi'o in the island's northern region. As a result of this move, Royal Centers developed along Kona's leeward coast, By . . . — Map (db m110308) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — The Kamehameha Dynasty
The Kamehameha Dynasty As a young man, Kamehameha was a proven warrior and political strategist who rose to power with the support of the chiefs of Kona and unified the island of Hawai'i under his leadership in the late 1700a. He embraced . . . — Map (db m110302) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Laupahoehoe — Laupahoehoe Point
The Laupahoehoe we see now is very different from the Laupahoehoe of old. Laupahoehoe Point was a peaceful, Hawaian fishing village, untouched by missionaries and plantation life; the valley and the sea provided bountiful life. In the late 1800's . . . — Map (db m94338) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Mountain View — The 'Ōhi'a Wing will soon be home to the park's collection of artwork and artifacts
The 'Ōhi'a Wing was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1932 (sic), and originally served as "Park Headquarters" for Hawaii National Park. Constructed in the classic Rustic Style, it was one of many projects that employed hundreds . . . — Map (db m111042) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Naalehu — Kauila and the Sea Turtles of Punalu'u
The mystical turtle, Kauila, makes her home in the Ka’u District at Punalu’u Bay. According to Hawaiian mythology, Kauila was empowered with the ability to turn herself from turtle into human form and would play with the children along the shoreline . . . — Map (db m129454) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Naalehu — 66000291 — South Point Complex
South Point Complex has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of United . . . — Map (db m2314) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Hawaiians learned to survive on this harsh volcanic land
The residents of this area did the best they could to live and survive and make do with what they had. This was the only life they knew. - Samual Kaho'ohualana, Kama'aina (Native born resident) Hawaiians, native to these ahupua'a . . . — Map (db m110974) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Mauna Ulu
On May 24, 1969, a series of lava fountains erupted from a fissure which extended roughly from Aloi to Alae craters. The fountains soon concentrated between the two craters. Mauna Ulu, a new lava shield, was forming. By mid-summer of 1970, lava . . . — Map (db m111017) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Mokumanamana is a place of spiritual and geologic transition
As these massive volcanoes move away from the hot spot, they cease to erupt, and slowly erode to become atolls, lagoons, and expansive sholes of coral reef. The island of Mokumanamana rises from the sea about halfway along the island chain and . . . — Map (db m111014) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Nature's Untamed Forces Unite to Sculpt Sea Arches
Examine natures's creative handiwork, from the lava forged cliffs ma uka (uphill) of you, to the wave-battered Hōlei Sea Arch standing sentinel against the coastline. Sea arches, characterized as erosional remnants of a once-continuous sea . . . — Map (db m111010) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Preserved within Pu'uloa are the stories and memories of the Native Hawaiian people
'Ano 'ai ke aloha ia 'oukou no ke kipa 'ana am i Pu'uloa. Hele mai a 'ike me ke aloha a me ka mahalo. With aloha, we welcome you to Pu'uloa - a place we honor and cherish. Please stay on the marked trail and boardwalk, for once this site and its . . . — Map (db m110973) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — The islands of Hawai'i begin here
'O ka lipolipo, 'o ka lipolipo In the unfathomable darkness, dark blue, and bottomless... Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creating chant, tells of the fiery beginnings of the earth that began in the primordial darkness of Pō. Just . . . — Map (db m111011) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — The spirit of Pu'uloa now surrounds you
Honor the profound importance of Pu'uloa and its petroglyphs holds for many native Hawaiians - the past, present, and the future. Respect that importance by staying on the boardwalks so that their stories may live forever. Ancient . . . — Map (db m110976) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — These simple impressions embody the essence of Pu'uloa
We come to Pu'uloa because we want what's best for our keiki (children). Pu'uloa holds two of my children's piko, There kūpuna (elders) brought them here and created the puka where there piko would rest, sealed under a stone These two . . . — Map (db m110978) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Pāhoa — Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance
It takes 10 million years for a new Hawaiian island to subside and erode to sea level, yet its foundation continues to support life far beyond that. Upon the back of the eroded mountain range, tiny corals build extensive reefs. Due to their age . . . — Map (db m111016) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Papaikou — "KU" - Hawaiian God
In the beginning in Hawaiian mythology, Po was a vast and dark empty land. Only one life form dwelled there. It was the spirit of Keawe, his single light shining and holding the energy of creation. Keawe evolved order. He opened his great calabash . . . — Map (db m110860) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Papaikou — Onomea Bay
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 . . . — Map (db m110863) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Papaikou — Remembrance Bell
In 1977 Dan and Paulin Lutkenhouse purchased this land to create a botanical garden for the education and enjoyment of the public. This bell was hanging in the steeple of an old church that was the Garden's first visitor center. In 1988 the church . . . — Map (db m110859) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Papaikou — The Legend of Twin Rocks
The village of Kahali'i was located on this large point of land which extends into Onomea Bay. Though the village is gone, the descendants of Kahali'i still remember some of the legends concerning the area's landmarks. One story tells of the . . . — Map (db m110862) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army"
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, was one of many "New Deal" Programs created towards economic recovery from the Great Depression. The goal of the CCC was to create Conservation Jobs . . . — Map (db m94340) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano
Oli (chants) and mo'olelo (stories of this region recount the celebrated battle between Pelehonuamea (Pele, the volcano deity) and her sister, Hi'iakaikapoliopele (Hi'iaka), that erupted here at the summit of Kīlauea. After a series of . . . — Map (db m111041) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — KilaueaRising Smoke Cloud — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park —
A caldera has likely existed at Kilauea’s summit for as long as has the volcano. Collapse occurred repeatedly as magma swelled the summit area and then drained rapidly through the flanking rift zones. Large fault blocks have formed here and at . . . — Map (db m104768) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Mauna Loa
In front of you looms the world's largest active volcano The summit of Mauna Loa stands 20 miles ahead of you, reaching an elevation of 13,677 feet above sea level and more that 31,000 feet above the ocean floor. With a volume of 10,000 . . . — Map (db m111040) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Once in their lifetime, silverswords erupt in flowers
After 10 to 30 years, the Mauna Loa silversword ('āhinahina) sends up a spectacular stalk of fragrant flowers as tall as 9 feet (over 3 meters), then it dies. Each seed it drops has the potential to begin a new generation. Although they . . . — Map (db m110970) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory1912-1942
For nearly 30 years, America’s first full-time volcano observatory occupied this site. Under the direction of Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, world renowned volcanologist, the expertise to monitor and study volcanoes was developed. In 1942, the observatory . . . — Map (db m2980) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u
Halema'uma'u Crater is the site of the most eruptions at the summit of Kilauea Volcano. Between 1905 and 1924, a period of about 20 years, a dazzling lake of molten lava circulated within its walls. Then, in 1924, the lake drained away, allowing . . . — Map (db m26233) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Volcano — The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges
"Having visited Kilauea in the days when the old shed with its open door and hole in the centre, for a fireplace, were all the accommodation for the poor weary chilled travelers; how great is our appreciation and admiration of the present . . . — Map (db m111117) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Kamehameha I(1758 - 1819)
Kamehameha ("The Lonely One") the Great was born in Hohala on the island of Hawai'i. Uniting all the major islands under one rule in 1810, he established himself as a fierce warrior, and wise and compassionate leader to his people. — Map (db m108954) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Kamehameha II(1797 - 1824)
Liholiho ascended the throne at a time when foreign influences, and new standards and ideas were propelling the Hawaiians into the modern western world. During his reign, the kapu system was abolished and the missionaries arrived, brining . . . — Map (db m108956) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Kamehameha III(1813 - 1854)
Kauikeaouli was a strong leader and contributed the greatest number of reforms during his 30 year reign, the longest in the history of Hawai'i. His mild manner, good judgement, and solid character made him a King loved and greatly respected by his . . . — Map (db m108951) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Kamehameha IV(1834 - 1863)
Alexander Liholiho, grandson of Kamehameha the Great, brought a great appreciation for etiquette and ceremony to court. He and his wife Emma Rooke showed great concern for the welfare of their people and established the Queen's Hospital . . . — Map (db m108952) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Kamehameha V(1830 - 1872)
Lot Kamehameha favored a stronger monarchy and placed much of the power back into the hands of royalty. He was the last ruler to bear the name of the great conqueror and was credited with many public improvements and acquisition of much land. . . . — Map (db m108957) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District
Man has always left his mark. Symbols in rock were left by many early civilizations. Te Puako Petroglyph site is one of the largest and finest concentrations of the mysterious symbols left in Hawai‘i. It is likely that many of these petroglyphs were . . . — Map (db m3029) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa — William Charles Lunalilo(1835 - 1874)
The grandson of a half-brother of Kamehameha the Great, he became the first king to be elected. Well-educated, Lunalilo was very popular with the people and became the first Hawaiian to leave his property to charity. — Map (db m108964) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Ancient Foot TrailTravelers
Much of the Ala Loa trail was built over an ancient foot trail which can still be seen here as it meanders beside the new trail. The section of the trail on the Kaniku lava flow remains intact and will be preserved. The trail was probably used . . . — Map (db m110403) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — High Chiefess Keōpūolani(1778-1823)
Chiefs of highest rank and sacred wife of Kamehameha I married in 1791. Mother of Kamehameha II, Kamehameha III and Princess Nāhi'ena;ena. Keōpūolani's extremely high-ranking ali'i (royalty) status prohibited people from looking at . . . — Map (db m110408) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Kuhina Nui Ka'ahumanu(1768-1832)
Born of ali'i (royalty) lineage, Ka'ahumanu married Kamehameha I as a young girl and became his favorite wife. When he died in 1819, she was named Kuhina Nui (Prime Minister) alongside young King Liholiho Kamehameha II. A powerful influence, she . . . — Map (db m110407) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Princess Bernice Pauahi(1831-1884)
Of high lineage she was a logical match for the highest born ali'i (royalty) of her generation. Courted by many, she was betrothed to her cousin King Kamehameha V. In 1848 Kamehameha V chose Pauahi as his successor to become queen. She declined the . . . — Map (db m110419) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Emma(1836-1885)
Emmalani Na'ea Rooke Kaleleonalani was grand-niece of Kamehameha I and granddaughter of John Young, his royal advisor. She and husband Kamehameha IV had one son, Prince Albert, who died at the age of 4, followed not long after by his father. . . . — Map (db m110412) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Kalama(1817-1870)
Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhaili was the daughter of ali'i (royalty) Kaihekukui and Iahu'ula. She married Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III, who introduced the division and disbursement of traditional lands known as the "Great Mahele." A very well-educated . . . — Map (db m110410) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Kapi'olani(1834-1899)
Ester Julia Kapiolani, granddaughter of Kaumuali'i, the last King of Kaua'i. Widow of Namakaeha, married King David Kalākaua in 1863 and as a gift he built Kapi'olani Park in Waikīkī in her honor. Deeply concerned about the moribund . . . — Map (db m110418) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Lili'uokalani(1838-1917)
Lydia Liliuokalani Kamaka'eha Paki Dominis sister of Kalakaua, adopted by Paki and Konia, married John O. Dominis. Declared heir apparent on April, 11, 1877 following the death of her brother Prince Leleiohoku II. Ascended to the throne on January . . . — Map (db m110420) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Victoria Kamāmalu(1802-1824)
Also known as Tamehamalu, Victoria Kamāmalu was the daughter of Kamehameha I and married Liholiho Kamehameha II. Only 5 years after he took the throne, the King and Queen sailed to London for a state visit with King George IV. While in England, . . . — Map (db m110409) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — The Waikoloa Petroglyph Field
Before you lies one of the major concentrations of ancient rock carvings in the Hawaiian Islands. Boundaries were not crossed casually in old Hawaii, and the thousands of surface carvings here, just north of the border between the ancient kingdoms . . . — Map (db m4247) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Camp Tarawa 1943-1945
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Clues from the Past... The Archaeology of Lapakahi
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Farming the Land, Fishing the SeaLapakahi State Historical Park
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 down . . . — Map (db m110324) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Hale o Kapuni Heiau
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Mailekini Heiau
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Pelekane
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Pu'ukohlā Heiau
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
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — The Hawaiian Cowboys
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
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart first person to fly alone from Hawaii to North America January 11, 1935 — Map (db m111170) HM
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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 . . . — Map (db m111324) HM

Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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) WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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, diving, . . . — Map (db m13127) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — KaitenBowfin Park
One man Japanese suicide torpedo. First used in 1944. — Map (db m81381) WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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

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
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — National Soaring Museum
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 m73556) HM
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
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
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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 Kālia. . . . — Map (db m13082) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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 . . . — Map (db m73122) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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) HM
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 . . . — Map (db m111210) WM

Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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. They . . . — Map (db m73116) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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

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
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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
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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 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 . . . — Map (db m73119) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kahuku — IEEE Electrical Engineering MilestoneOpano Radar Site
Opano Radar Site 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 . . . — Map (db m111958) HM WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kahuku — Opana Radar SiteMobile Radar Unit SR-270B — The Warning Before Pearl Harbor —
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 1994 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m111959) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kailua — He Ho‘Omana‘oMarine Air Field
In memory of those gallant Americans who defended this air station against enemy attack December 7, 1941 dedicated July 4, 1979 by the Staff NCO Wives Club in commemoration of its 25th anniversary — Map (db m111972) WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kailua — 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 . . . — Map (db m111960) HM WM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Laie — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Laie — 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
Hawaii (Honolulu County), 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
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 instruction . . . — Map (db m81310) HM
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
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
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
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
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
Hawaii (Kauai County), Hanalei — Hanalei Schoolhouse
This 1926 Hanalei School classroom building was designed by architect John Waiamau. Scheduled for demolition in 1987, it was moved to the present site and adapted to a new retail use in 1989. The restored building is on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m27062) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Hanalei — Waioli Mission Hall
The Waioli Mission Hall was established by American Christian missionaries in 1834. A pole and thatch meeting house was constructed by Hawaiians on this site, in anticipation of the arrivals of the missionaries. The first meeting house was destroyed . . . — Map (db m9804) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Houola
Houola (dew of life) is the name passed down from ancient times for this place at the mouth of the Wailua River. Historical accounts suggest a pu'uhonua (place of refuge) was located here where one could escape punishment and find safety . . . — Map (db m65754) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Maunakapu and Wailua RiverWailua Heritage Trail — Preserving the culture and history of the Wailua River Valley —
The mountain ridges of Maunakapu and Nounou divided the Wailua ahupua'a into two sections. Wailua Kai, traditionally referred to as, "Wailuanuiaho'ano," encompasses about 2800 acres of land seaward. Wailua Uka is comprised of more than 17,455 acres. . . . — Map (db m65795) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Poli'auh Heiau
Many generations ago, every stone was brought by hand up to this bluff from the rivers below to build this heiau (temple). A heiau was often remodeled by a new ruling ali'i (chief) and his kahuna (priest). Within . . . — Map (db m65809) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Roxy Theater1939-1992
Roxy Square stands on the lot where the largest movie theater in the islands was built by W.A. and Agnes Scharsch Fernandez in 1939. Designed by the well-known Honolulu architect C.W. Dickey, it was modeled after the famous Roxy Theater in New York . . . — Map (db m40423) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — The Kapaa Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro)Preserving the History of Kapaa’s Issei Generation
The 15-foot cast concrete lantern was constructed in 1915 by Kaua‘i’s first generation Japanese immigrants. As a tribute to their homeland, the lantern commemorates the 1912 coronation of Emperor Taisho. An inscription reads: “Great Japan . . . — Map (db m9786) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Wai'ale'aleWailua Heritage Trail — Preserving the culture and history of the Wailua River Valley —
Steeped in Hawaiian oral traditions, Wai'ale'ale mountain represents the piko or navel of Kaua'i. Its peak, Kawaikini is the highest point on the island at 5,243 feet. Reputed as one of the world's wettest spots, it average 400 to 600 inches of . . . — Map (db m65794) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kawaihae — Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Welcome to Pu’ukohola Heiau, one of the most famous heiau (temples) in the Hawaiian Islands. This heiau is an integral component of the traditional Hawaiian social, political, and religious systems, and a significant place in the history of King . . . — Map (db m71874) HM

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