Queen Emma visits ailing Princess Keelikolani, 1882.

[Found under: “NA NU HOU HAWAII.”]

Queen Emma Kaleleonalani and Princess Likelike and Kaiulani returned in the dawn of this past Sunday, and they travelled all the way to see the ailing alii at Kaakopua.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/21/1882, p. 4)


Ko Hawaii Paeaina, Buke V, Helu 42, Aoao 4. Ocatoba 21, 1882.


A Maunakea o Kalani, 1882.

[Found under: “Island Notes.”]

H. R. H. Princess Likelike and H. M. Queen Dowager Emma, both ascended to the summit of Maunakea during their recent visits to Hawaii. Continue reading

Death of W. O. Aiken, 1960.

Worth Aiken, 87, Businessman, Dies

Worth O. Aiken, prominent Island businessman, died yesterday in Berkley, California, where he had lived since his retirement in 1953.

Masonic rites will be held Tuesday in Berkley and services will be held here later.

Mr. Aiken, 87, was born in Robbinsville, North California, and came to the islands in 1891 on the Bakentine Planter to be a public school teacher in Wailuku, Maui. Continue reading

Maui surveying story from W. O. Aiken, 1943.

How’s Your Hawaiian?



For some time I have been promised a story from Worth O. Aiken, popular kamaaina who, because of the many tripsĀ  he has made to the summit crater in Hawaii National Park areas on Maui, was long known as the mayor of Haleakala. And here it is: Continue reading