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Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail) Marker, detail image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, September 1, 2017
Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail) Marker, detail
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 Bandstand Hilo'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 Trail Daniel 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 Lio Daniel 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

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