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                                Leonard’s Bakery is 70 years old this year and has become a must-visit spot for tourists on Kapahulu Avenue.
Rearview Mirror: Bank of Hawaii and others celebrate milestones in 2022

Every year, I write about the anniversaries of important Hawaii organizations. In August I explored the 190th anniversary of Liliuokalani Church in Haleiwa, the 100th anniversary of Misaki’s Grocery on Molokai and the 95th anniversary of St. Francis Hospital in Liliha. Here are some more significant anniversaries. Read more

                                Gerrit Judd, left, escorted the teenage princes, Alexander Liholiho, center, and his brother, Lot Kapuaiwa, on a trip to Europe and the United States in 1849-50. Stopping in Cuba on their return, Judd brought the first royal palm seeds with him to Hawaii.
Rearview Mirror: Story of Hobron Lane leads in many directions

It’s always interesting to me when a simple question leads to unexpected places. Such was the case in September when a question about Eames Street in Wahiawa turned up the fact that Alfred W. Eames Sr., who gave the street its name, narrowly missed being on the Titanic in 1912. Read more

                                UH once had a farm and dozens of cattle on campus. This bull — known as King Mead of Riverside — stands on McCarthy Road, now the pedestrian mall at UH. Hawaii Hall is in the background.
Rearview Mirror: UH’s Manoa campus once included a farm and dairy

Four years ago I wrote about Dammit the Dalmatian, a dog who “attended” classes at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Max Urata told me the staff of the student newspaper, Ka Leo, gave Dammit his own column in 1954, and he even ran for student body president. He lost by a whisker, Urata said. Read more

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