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Rearview Mirror: Visiting ‘red front store’ was like stepping into past

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                                Pete C. Beamer moved to Hawaii and opened a hardware store in 1901. He was the patriarch of the musically talented Beamer ohana.
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Pete C. Beamer moved to Hawaii and opened a hardware store in 1901. He was the patriarch of the musically talented Beamer ohana.

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                                His store, above was the go-to place in Hilo for odd things. Jack London found a replacement part for his ship’s rudder there in 1912.
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His store, above was the go-to place in Hilo for odd things. Jack London found a replacement part for his ship’s rudder there in 1912.

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                                Thomas Jaggar needed a similar part for his experimental, amphibious Jaggar­mobile in 1928.
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Thomas Jaggar needed a similar part for his experimental, amphibious Jaggar­mobile in 1928.

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                                Pete C. Beamer moved to Hawaii and opened a hardware store in 1901. He was the patriarch of the musically talented Beamer ohana.
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                                His store, above was the go-to place in Hilo for odd things. Jack London found a replacement part for his ship’s rudder there in 1912.
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                                Thomas Jaggar needed a similar part for his experimental, amphibious Jaggar­mobile in 1928.