Tobacco grown in Hawaii is similar to Cuban tobacco, 1905.

THE TOBACCO FROM HAWAII IS OF GOOD QUALITY.

This past Saturday Mr. Smith of the U.S. Experiment Station [Keena Hoao Meaulu o Amerika] here received a letter from an expert of Germany in plant research. Some time ago that Experimental Station of America tried planting tobacco in Hamakua. The first crop went to waste because of the ineptness of the the first person who was caring for it. Continue reading

Kona Historical Society Fundraiser, 2014.

The Kona Historical Society’s “Save Hawaii’s History” auction runs from July 13th to July 27th.

Kona Historical Society will be “Saving Hawaii’s History” by auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our educational programs.  All the items in this auction will be sold online.  There is no live event so if you win the online bidding you win the item!  Our 2012 online auction had close to $60,000 in auction items.  We hope this year’s auction will be even bigger!

[Help support the Kona Historical Society, and maybe get something fun to boot! Check out the link on the Kona Historical Society’s page.]