Honokaa Town (Images of America)

Honokaa Town (Images of America)

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Walk down Mamane Street, the heart of Honokaa Town, and step back into the late 19th and early 20th century. Honokaa’s single-wall, wooden plantation era buildings are as much a symbol of Hawaii to local people as Diamond Head is to tourists. The commercial buildings have their emblematic false fronts and totan (corrugated iron) cladding. They contained, and still contain, mom-and-pop businesses that were founded upon personal relationships, required the labor of whole families, and provided for the education of the next generation. The small size of the town encouraged the cross-pollination of peoples. Sugar workers, paniolos (cowboys) coffee farmers, and homesteaders all came to Honokaa.

Availability November 2015
Category  Pictorials Book
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Printed in USA
Publish Date November 2015
Dimensions 9.25” x 6.50” x 0.31”
Authors Laura Ruby and Ross W. Stephenson
About the Authors Laura Ruby is the editor of Mo‘ili‘ili – The Life of a Community, was the 2008 recipient of the Hawaii Individual Artist Fellowship, the 2015 Living Treasures of Hawaii Award and is the creator of Site of Passage – Chinatown, a large commissioned site-specific sculpture. She taught art and honors at the University of Hawaii for 34 years. Together with Ross W. Stephenson, they co-authored Honolulu Town.

Ross W. Stephenson was the former historian for the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and was the keeper of the Hawaii Register of Historic Places. He holds both his doctorate and master’s in urban planning, focusing o the development history of Honolulu.
Binding Softcover
ISBN 13 978-14-6713-335-7

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