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Rearview Mirror: Kamehameha Highway has a storied history

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / June 1965
                                Many people suggested names for “a good road (that would go) around the island.” And although a 1920 poll by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin found Lei Ilima Drive to be the most popular with 874 votes, the Board of Supervisors chose Kamehameha Highway, recommended by the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / June 1965

    Many people suggested names for “a good road (that would go) around the island.” And although a 1920 poll by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin found Lei Ilima Drive to be the most popular with 874 votes, the Board of Supervisors chose Kamehameha Highway, recommended by the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors.

I take a lot of things for granted. For instance, the major road around Oahu is called Kamehameha Highway. I assumed that was always its name. Read more

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