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State project preserves transactional treasures


    State Department of Land and Natural Resources Director Suzanne Case looks at a deteriorating book of mortgage deeds and other documents from the mid-1800s. “Now they’re being preserved, and that’s a great relief,” she said Friday.

In an old, decaying book sitting on the shelf of a state office building is a copy of the June 9, 1846, last will and testament of Kamana Pake of Hilo. The document, written in Hawaiian, is among more than 3 million pages of Hawaii land and property records that were in danger of being lost to time. Read more

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