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Educator who discovered Machu Picchu was local boy

By Bob Sigall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 31, 2014

~~<p>You probably have heard of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, high in the mountains of Peru. But did you know that a local boy discovered it?</p>
<p>His name was Hiram Bingham III. His grandfather was a missionary who founded both Kawaiaha'o Church and Punahou School. Hiram Bingham III, like his father and grandfather, became a minister, but early on he met someone who knocked him off his career path -- a woman. It's an interesting story.</p>
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You probably have heard of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, high in the mountains of Peru. But did you know that a local boy discovered it?

His name was Hiram Bingham III. His grandfather was a missionary who founded both Kawaiaha'o Church and Punahou School. Hiram Bingham III, like his father and grandfather, became a minister, but early on he met someone who knocked him off his career path -- a woman. It's an interesting story. Login for more...



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