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Restore historic Thomas Square


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2013

~~<p>The spot known as Thomas Square has a revered position in the history of Hawaii, far more so than anyone looking at it today might guess. July 31 will mark the 170th anniversary of the occasion that made it so famous, which means this might be a good year to begin the work of restoring the park to the status it deserves.</p>
<p>In February 1843, military threats were made against the Hawaii government, and under protest King Kamehameha III ceded the kingdom to the British.</p>
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The spot known as Thomas Square has a revered position in the history of Hawaii, far more so than anyone looking at it today might guess. July 31 will mark the 170th anniversary of the occasion that made it so famous, which means this might be a good year to begin the work of restoring the park to the status it deserves.

In February 1843, military threats were made against the Hawaii government, and under protest King Kamehameha III ceded the kingdom to the British. Login for more...



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