A tsunami tale, and the man behind the 1954 Honor Roll
By Bob Sigall
April 10, 2015
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STAR-ADVERTISER Statehood, Bishop Street in front of the Alexander Young Hotel, where 116,000 people signed a statehood petition in 1954.
STAR-ADVERTISER Aaron “Buck” Buchwach unspooled a roll of newsprint a block long on Bishop Street in 1954, inviting people to sign the Statehood Honor Roll, urging Congress to make Hawaii the 49th state. More than 120,000 people put their names on the list.