Dole Plantation – Hawai’i’s only remaining

Dole Plantation – Hawai’i’s only remaining   Dole Plantation is Hawai’i’s only remaining pineapple plantation. It got its start back in 1899 when 22-year-old James Dole purchased 64 acres of land in the central plains of Oʻahu. Dole made his move here from Massachusetts and began experimentally growing several different crops before he settled on ..

 
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Haleiwa – Rich with island history

Haleiwa – Rich with island history [wonderplugin_audio id=”7″]   Rich with island history, the charming town of Haleiwa is about a one-hour drive from Waikiki. Marked by the historic Rainbow Bridge over the Anahulu River, Haleiwa welcomes you to the North Shore of O’ahu. Known for its legendary beaches and big wave surfing, this social ..

 
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Nā Mokulua – meaning the two islands or the Mokes

Nā Mokulua – meaning the two islands or the Mokes   Nā Mokulua, meaning “the two islands” in Hawai’ian, are two islets off the windward coast of O‘ahu. They are commonly referred to as the Twin Islands or The Mokes. Located about one mile (1.6 km) off Lanikai, the islands are popular for photographs. Both ..

 
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Pali Lookout Beautiful Kaneohe Bay

Pali Lookout Beautifull Kaneohe Bay   In Hawai’ian, “Pali” means cliff and “Nu`uanu” means cool heights. A million and a half years ago, when Oʻahu was still forming, a massive landslide occurred and nearly one third of the island fell into the ocean. This force created a tsunami wave over two thousand feet high that ..

 
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King Kamehameha Statue Honolulu

King Kamehameha Statue Honolulu   King Kamehameha I, also known as King Kamehameha the Great, was a great warrior, leader, and diplomat. Still today he is recognized as one of Hawai’i’s greatest historical figures. There is some controversy as to what year King Kamehameha was actually born; some say 1758, others say 1738 or even ..

 
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Diamond Head abandoned World War II defense

Diamond Head abandoned World War II defense People often wonder how this long abandoned World War II defense got the name Diamond Head.Unfortunately, most don’t realize that Diamond Head’s real name is Lē‘ahi. There are a number of legends pointing to the naming of Lē‘ahi. One popular version says that Hi‘iaka, sister of the fire ..

 
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‘Iolani Palace a national historic landmark

‘Iolani Palace a national historic landmark   `Iolani Palace, a national historic landmark and the only royal palace in the United States, was built in 1882 by the last king of Hawai’i – King David Kalakaua. It was the official residence of King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, from 1882 to 1893. ..

 
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