Today’s ‘Timeline Tuesday’ takes us through the 1990s – construction of first geothermal well, Akebono becomes first foreign-born to achieve Yokozuna rank in sumo, H-3 opens and Hawaii Convention Center opens. We look at what was happening in Hawai‘i during this time period and what else was happening around the rest of the world
‘Pineapple’ was given its English name because of its resemblance to a pine cone. Although sugar dominated the Hawaiian economy, there was also great demand at the time for Hawaiian pineapples.
About 1911, Henry Gabriel Ginaca of the Honolulu Iron Works Company was engaged by Mr James Dole, founder of Hawaiian Pineapple Company, to develop the machine which made the Hawaiian canned pineapple industry possible – it automatically centers the pineapple, cuts out a fruit cylinder, eradicates the crushed and juice material from the outer skin, cuts off the ends and removes the central fibrous core.
“The pineapple is quite beautiful as it grows. When it is little and you look down into it as I did into the corn when I painted it – it is very handsome – and later when it is big and has not turned ripe it is a wonderful green and purple sort of color […]
It used to be referred to as ʻĀina Momona (the bountiful land,) reflecting the great productivity of the island and its surrounding ocean. It is about 38-miles long and 10-miles wide, an area of 260-square miles, making it the 5th largest of the main Hawaiian Islands (and the 27th largest island in the US.) The […]
Lānaʻi City is the last intact plantation town in the State of Hawai‘i. This unique status is in part a result of its isolation, with Lānaʻi being physically detached from any other town or city in Hawai‘i. A walk through Lānaʻi City is like a walk back through time. A walking tour has been established […]