Pineapples in Wahiawa, 1920.

Truth About the Hawaiian Pineapple Company

The Hawaiian Pineapple Company always upholds good relations amongst its employees, supervisors, and heads, and we believe we always have the full backing of our employees, and if that weren’t the case, gaining the progress we have today would be incomprehensible.

The farming of pineapples in Wahiawa is on about 10,000 acres of land, and we believe that it is producing, with the aid of the steadfast workers and machinery of the newest model, the finest pineapple of the world.

Canned at the pineapple plant in Honolulu, in a single day from 1919 on, more than 650,000 cans of pineapple. This is due to the modern processes and new machinery, along with the skilled and careful workers.


President of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

(This is the third advertisement.)

(Kuokoa, 6/25/1920, p. 4)

Na Mea Oiaio Pili i ka Hui Halakahiki Hawaii

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 25, Aoao 4. Iune 25, 1920.

In honor of Honey Bee Day, 2013.

[Found under: “BITS OF NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Honey in the mountains.—There are a lot of honey bees in the mountains of Oahu nei. We see all the time buckets full of honey that is gotten in the uplands of Manoa and Kalihi by the haole man, Okamu. It is said that it is abundant in the cliffs of the Koolau. Friends, do try tasting this thing called honey; it is very good with bread.

[It seems today is Honey Bee Day. There are many articles dealing with bees and honey from early on in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. I posted some earlier and they should be easily found by doing a search on the top of the right-hand column…

Also, if you are lucky enough to be on Kauai today, according to the Garden Isle Press, there are fun and educational activities being put on by the Kauai Beekeepers’ Association at Kauai Community College! Go check it out!!]

(Kuokoa, 11/25/1865, p. 2)

Meli o ka nahele.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 25, 1865.

Utah paper reports on the victorious Hawaiian cowboys at Wyoming, 1908.


For a dozen years back there has been held in Cheyenne, Wyo., what is called Frontier day, which calls together thousands of people from many states, and involves wild west performances of the most interesting and expert character. There is wild horse riding, steer roping, and a cowboy carnival in general. For the first time in the history of these contests the championship for steer roping has been taken away from the United States. Three Hawaiian cowboys were on hand, and one of them carried off the highest honors. He had met the former American champion, Angus McPhee, at Honolulu in July, and there defeated him. Ikua Purdy, the full-blooded Hawaiian cowboy, promised to come to Cheyenne and make good his defeat of McPhee against all comers. He brought only his saddle and heavy rawhide lariat, which equipment provoked smiles among the local cowboys. Purdy was accompanied by a fellow-Hawaiian, Archie Kaaua, and he too, made a record. There may be a few cowboys among our readers, for whose benefit we extract from the Denver Republican the story of the Hawaiian victory as follows:

At first the Americans laughed at the Hawaiians. The laugh was changed to admiration, however, when Archie Kaaua roped in the fast time of 1:09, defeating the best previous performance of 1:11 by Peter Dickerson of Arizona. Then came the champion, Purdy, and when he had tied his steer securely, the judges announced his time as 1:03 2-5. A mighty cheer greeted him. By this time the Americans had not only the greatest respect for the dark-skinned visitors, but they feared them and predicted they would win. The next day Purdy, Kaaua, Hugh Clark of Cheyenne and Peter Dickerson, the only men qualifying for the finals, roped. Kaaua roped in the slow time of 1:48 1-5, and the Americans took hope. Then Dickerson fell down and got no time. Then Hugh Clark roped in 1:20. This left Champion Purdy with the best time of 1:03 2-5, but he had to rope another steer. Excitement was at fever heat, for Clark had attained the best average for the three days up to this time. Finally Purdy’s steer was turned out of the corral, and with a dash Purdy was after him. Purdy made a perfect throw, “busted” his steer, and, slipping from his horse, ran quickly to the fallen animal and in a twinkling had “hog-tied.” A great shout went up when the time was announced at 56 seconds, and Purdy was declared the winner and retainer of the championship title, Clark was second, Kaaua third and Dickerson fourth.

(Salt Lake Tribune, 9/1/1908, p. 10)


The Salt Lake Tribune, Volume LXXVII, Number 140, Page 10. September 1, 1908.