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Kailua Kona, Hawaii Historical Markers

 
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By Julie Szabo, December 9, 2007
Honokohau Settlement Marker
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 — 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 — Marine Life
When the first Polynesians landed in Hawaii, most of the life they found here was unique to this place. Organisms found only in one place are called endemic — and Hawaii has one of the highest rates of endemism on the planet. The first . . . — Map (db m123294) 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

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