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O‘ahu in 1934: Honolulu’s Vanishing Street Car Tracks

The advent of Honolulu’s new, technologically advanced fleet of Twin Coach buses signaled a new era in the city’s rapid transit system.
2019.06.13 12:12 PM

O‘ahu in 1978: Housing Prices on the Rise in Hawai‘i

In the late 1970s, Hawai‘i’s housing prices hit an all-time high. Fast forward four decades, and we’re still singing the same tune.
2019.06.06 12:19 PM

O‘ahu in 1957: A Hotel and Restaurant School Opens in Waikīkī

In the 1950s Hawai‘i’s hotel industry was booming but the state needed more cooks in the kitchens.
2019.05.23 03:45 PM

O‘ahu in 1937: Hawai‘i’s Barefoot Football Season Opener Draws 15,000

This uniquely Hawai‘i adaptation of America’s rising pastime was played without pads and substituted slick ballhandling, shifty moves and multitalented stars in rolled-up dungarees.
2019.01.31 06:15 PM

Bette Midler Returns Home to Perform in Honolulu and More From Hawai‘i’s History

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2019.01.12 07:00 AM

The Three-Ring Circus Comes to Honolulu and More From Hawai‘i’s History

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2019.01.05 06:00 AM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – November Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.12.15 06:00 AM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – December Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.12.08 06:00 AM

Inside HONOLULU: One of Hula’s Living Legacies Graced Our Cover Twice, 60 Years Apart

It’s no surprise that kumu hula Puanani Alama appeared on the cover of our magazine. Only she’d done it once before, when she was just 15 years old.
2018.11.20 06:08 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–June Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.06.28 01:21 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–May Edition

A look back at Honolulu from May 1933 to 2008. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.05.31 09:35 AM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–April Edition

A look back at Honolulu from April 1923 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.04.16 08:55 AM