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Rearview Mirror: Neighborhoods’ character produced nicknames

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                                Arthur Emerson suggested the city’s incinerator, above, in the Kewalo- Kakaako area be called Swillauea, rhyming with Kilauea. It could be disguised as a volcano and used as a tourist destination, he joked in 1930.

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    Arthur Emerson suggested the city’s incinerator, above, in the Kewalo- Kakaako area be called Swillauea, rhyming with Kilauea. It could be disguised as a volcano and used as a tourist destination, he joked in 1930.

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                                Bingham Tract was named after Hiram Bingham, pictured above with wife Sybil. The couple led the first group of missionaries to Hawaii.

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    Bingham Tract was named after Hiram Bingham, pictured above with wife Sybil. The couple led the first group of missionaries to Hawaii.

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