Tomas Belsky Explains How Hilo Has Changed, 2003

img { display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } Further up the street, at the corner of Mamo Street and Kilauea Avenue, is a well-settled building, freshly painted in luminous greens and yellow. The words "Ka Hui Na" (huina means "the corner") have been painted on the front »

Pfc. Kailiawa Keeps Watch on the Czech Border, 1960

"JUL 20 1960: Keeping Watch on the Czech Border — From a turret window in historic Hohenberg Castle, Pfc. Thomas Kailiawa Jr. 19, of Hilo, Hawaii, takes a keen look into Czechoslavakia. Powerful binoculars will strengthen his gaze if he needs them. Kailiawa is with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. »

1990: Star of the Sea Painted Church Members Express Their Faith

I've always found Hawaii's syncretism fascinating, that flexibility of imagination and belief that allows its faith practitioners to occupy several cosmos at once. Growing up, it was common to hear an old timer in church speak to the power of Christian faith by relating a story in which the ancient »

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Opens, 1965

Time Magazine | July 23, 1965 | Vol. 86 No. 4 "Since Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959, the waves of tourism that wash its many beaches have reached almost tidal proportions. Visitors have increased by 75% in the past six years, and developers have rushed to capitalize on the bonanza. On »

1894: Bro. Bertram Bellinghausen Visits Hawaiʻi Island

In 1894, Brother Bertram Bellinghausen took his glass plate camera and tripod with him to Hawaiʻi Island. The German-born, Marianist Catholic educator had been the principal of St. Louis College (St. Louis High School) on Oʻahu for just over a decade by the time he shot the photos in this »

Oral History: Senator John T. Ushijima

John T. Ushijima was born March 13, 1924 in Hilo, Hawai'i. He was educated at Hilo High School; Grinnell College, in Iowa; and George Washington Law School, where he received his degree in 1952. During World War II, he served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Primary Document »

Titus Coan Arrives, 1835

"When Coan arrived there the church at Hilo, under David Lyman, had about twenty members. Coan set himself the punishing task of talking to every native in the parish, between fifteen and sixteen thousand people spread over a belt of difficult country a hundred miles long. At first Coan »