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Honolulu’s original railroad

November 12th, 2014 · 9 Comments

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” said the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s 1970 song, “Big Yellow Taxi.” It was written after her first trip to Hawaii, according to a Wikipedia entry about the song. The thought certainly applies to Oahu’s original railroad, built by Ben Dillingham’s Oahu Railway & Land Co. Between […]

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Finding connections

November 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Back in April 2013, I scanned and posted a scrapbook put together by the late UH Professor Carey D. Miller from the time of her arrival in Hawaii in 1922 through her travels around the islands during her first year. I actually posted two entries, the first showing the scrapbook page-by-page, and then a follow-up […]

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See who attended the Waikiki Surf Club’s first Christmas party in 1948

April 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here’s another bit of Waikiki history from December 1948, as the Waikiki Surf Club, a relative newcomer in the small world of organized surfing and paddling at the time, was making a big splash. On Christmas day, the club sponsored what it dubbed the 1st Annual Diamond Head Race, and the competition was fierce as […]

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Another find: Waikiki Surf Club President’s Award 1998 to John M. Lind

February 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I found this commemorative paddle behind a dresser in my dad’s room while preparing to move a few pieces of furniture into storage. It was apparently part of the President’s Award presented to him by the Waikiki Surf Club in 1998, when he was 85. There’s a second similar paddle with that in the inscription. […]

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My dad would have been 100 today

December 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today would have been my father’s 100th birthday. He didn’t make it. He died in 2010, just weeks before he would have turned 97. 1913 seems so very long ago, and it is strange to stop and “feel” the connection to that time in history, placing my own life into that timeline. This photo was […]

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