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Exploring Historic Hilo


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Exploring Historic Hilo

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Explore the historic town of Hilo with this new addition to the Small Town Series. This site-by-site guide captures the rich heritage of the plantation town by the bay, and shows readers where to find the vestiges of Hilo’s fascinating past amid its current-day growth. Each photograph – many from private collections and never before published – is keyed to a location on a foldout walking map.

Take a journey through the town’s unique history – see the Hilo Boarding School irrigation ditch that provided the town with its first electricity; the railroad station located near the Wailuku River “singing” bridge, prior to the 1946 tsunami; the Saturday morning “Mickey Mouse Club” showings at the Palace Theatre beloved for a quarter-century by Hilo children. Foreward by Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim.

Softcover w/ foldout map; 128 pp.
Author: Leslie Lang
Release Date: May 2007