Kamehameha Day in Hilo Town 100 years ago, 1919.

Big Luau To Mark Day Of Kamehameha

Kamehameha Day will be celebrated in Hilo by a big luau which is to be given by the road workers of the county at Mooheau park on Wednesday. It is expected that 500 persons will sit down to the Hawaiian feast. The country side is being scoured for delicacies to place before the guests and it is freely predicted that the luau will be the best ever seen in Hilo. Continue reading

Maternal instinct, 1918.


When the people of the County and the Tax Office employees of this island were playing this past Monday, a Portuguese mother put down her baby on top of a park bench, and turned to watch the people playing. While she was enjoying her spectating, one of the players hit a ball and the ball flew directly for where the baby was lying face up, and when this mother saw the trouble the baby was in, she shielded her baby from above and the ball indeed hit the mother’s back, saving the life of the baby. Continue reading