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Statehood in Hawaii


Governor Quinn 1st governor for Hawaii 1959

On August 21, 1959, William F. Quinn and Kealoha were sworn in as Hawaii’s first elected governor and lieutenant governor. Their inauguration was the landmark event for the United States and Hawaii, as the 50th state
became a reality


signing up for red cross c1900sSince 1917, the Hawaii Red Cross has helped people recover from disasters such as hurricanes, landslides, and flooding.

On September 29, 1917 the newly formed Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross held its first membership drive in Honolulu. In one day, 16,000 people signed up to become members! That number represented 1/6 of Oahu’s total population.

For the remainder of World War 1, the throne room of Iolani Palace turned into a work room. Volunteers rolled bandages and folded gauze to send to hospitals overseas. Firemen at the Makiki Station knitted items for the troops. By 1918, the patriotic Red Cross volunteers of Hawaii had created over 280,000 items to send to the war front.

The Red Cross is not a government agency. It is able to provide its free services through the generous donations of individuals and businesses and from its outstanding volunteers.

Book cover, Firsts and almost first in Hawaii


Book Review:

Firsts and Almost Firsts in Hawai‘i

Compiled by Robert C. Schmitt, Edited by Ronn Ronck
University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1995


Geographic Information Systems for Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to read article by
Christopher James Damon Haig
Heritage Research Production, Inc 


flag day

memorial day photos and text