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Kim Steutermann Rogers
Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu
Article Source: Blog Post
At 6:45 this morning, after I fed the laying hens (abandoned chicks my husband rescued from the wild a few years ago) in their coop and as I walked the dog, I noted the muted sun rising behind a bank of clouds in the eastern sky. I remember thinking how far north in the sky the sun sits these days, as I reached into the newspaper box at the end of my driveway. It was still early—for me, at least—and I hadn’t cleared the fog in my mind with my morning cup of tea yet, so I wasn’t quite prepared for the bold headline stretching across the breadth of the newspaper’s front page. “Statehood!” the one word headline exclaimed.
Not always, but most stories start at the beginning. This story about Hawai'i's road to statehood, then, really starts with Kawaiaha'o Church--or, at least, what it represents. In 1820, Christian missionaries arrived from America. On July 21, 1842, the "Great Stone Church" was dedicated, making it the first permanent Western house of worship in Hawai'i. Building it was no small task.
On August 21, 2009, the state of Hawai’i will celebrate 50 years since President Eisenhower signed a proclamation officially declaring the archipelago the 50th state. The road to statehood has to start with ‘Iolani Palace for one very simple reason in that the palace is the easiest place to pick up the “Walking Tour of 50 Years” brochure. But the bigger and more formal reason your walking tour of Hawai’i’s road to statehood should start here is that ‘Iolani Palace marks the symbolic seat of power where the Hawaiian monarchy lived—even before the existing building was built in 1882. It is also the site where the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown a mere 11 years after the building was erected in the unique “American Florentine” style.
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