The beginnings of the Merrie Monarch Festival, 1964.

Hilo Plans Gay Events For Kalakaua Festival

By WALT SOUTHWARD
Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO — A parade, with Duke Kahanamoku as grand marshal.

A relay race, with boys using fresh mullet as batons.

A beard contest, with some 50 entrants expected.

A bicycle race, from Kohala to Hilo.

A town, done over in the era of Hawaii’s “Merry Monarch,” King Kalakaua.

These are just a few of the things being set up as Hilo goes into the final weeks of preparation for its “Merry Monarch Festival,” scheduled to take place here from April 1 to 4. Continue reading

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Sachs hats opens earlier that year, 1902.

[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL”]

King Kalakaua and Princess Kaiulani hat pins are given away with hats at the millinery opening, at Sachs’ Dry Goods Co.

(Evening Bulletin, 3/13/1902, p. 2)

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Evening Bulletin, Volume X, Number 2094, Page 2. March 13, 1902.

Easter hats and such, 1902.

GRAND OPENING OF HATS

AT

N. S. SACHS DRY GOODS CO.

Honolulu, Fort Street

Easter Hats  Easter Hats

Just recently opened to display, are Hats good for Easter, for girls and women of all sorts of fashions [paikini]

Given Away

At our big sale of Hats being held, King Kamehameha, Kalakaua, and Kaiulani Hat Pins given away. Continue reading

Princess Liliuokalani, heir to the throne, 1877.

Olelo Kukala.

O Makou o Kalakaua ma ka lokomaikai o ke Akua, Moi o ko Hawaii Pae Aina, a i kulike ai me ka Pauku Iwakaluakumalua o ke Kumukanawai o ko Makou Aupuni, ua hookohu Makou i keia la, a ma keia ke hoike akea, a ke kukala aku nei, ke nele Makou i ka hooilina no ko Makou Kino, alaila, e lilo no i ko Makou Kaikuahine i aloha nui ia, Continue reading

Princess Liliuokalani proclaimed heir apparent, 1877.

Her Highness, The Alii

LILIA KAMAKAEHA LILIUOKALANI

Heir Apparent.

At 1 in the afternoon on the past Thursday [April 12], the King, the Chief, was pleased, along with the alii, to appoint Her Highness, The Alii, the Princess, the Wohi, Lilia Kamakaeha Liliuokalani, as Heir Apparent to the Crown of Hawaii nei, Continue reading