Electric lights unveiled here in Hawaii nei, 1886.

DEDICATION OF ELECTRIC LIGHTS

This past Wednesday night, Honolulu’s crowd came out parading in droves, approximately 7,000 strong, to check out the first time the six electric lights which we made known the other day were lit, under the organization and expense of Mr. C. O. Berger, and those who assisted him to install this type of new electricity to this land, but which is regularly known to some other places in the world. Continue reading

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Ku Haaheo! 1881 / Today / Tomorrow.

O HAWAII NO KA OI.

HE KAENA NA KALAKAUA NO HAWAII NEI.

Ua au hele mai au ma na moana lipolipo
E ike i ka nani kamahao o ka Honua nei
O ka ikiki o ke alahele o Inia mamao
Ka koʻu mau maka i hihio ai ma ka moe
He luaole na hiohiona kaulana o Kina
I koʻu kaala ana ma na aʻekai o Aferika
A hiki malihini ma na palena o Europa
Ua halawai mai au me ko lakou ikaika
Me na hanohano lua ole o ke ao nei
Ua kaupaonaia lakou ma kou  puuwai
O ka puana huna iloko o Hawaii no ka oi. Continue reading