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Charlie Chan's Chinatown Roots

August 6, 2010

Charlie Chan's Chinatown Roots

Learn about the fictional detective's real-life Chinatown origins with a one-time-only walking tour. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 in History | Permalink | Comments (1)


Books--On the Road

July 26, 2010

Books--On the Road

For those who couldn’t make it to the library, Hawaii’s bookmobiles were a lifesaver. Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 in History | Permalink | Comments (0)


The Way We Rolled

April 8, 2010

The Way We Rolled

The Early Days of Hawaii Automobiles Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in General | History | Permalink | Comments (0)


November 3, 2009

Rowboats down the Street

Let's hope it doesn't storm as hard as it did in 1951. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in History | Permalink | Comments (0)


October 20, 2009

A Shot in the Arm

A 1920s vaccine drive in Honolulu schools helped eradicate a deadly disease. Read more »

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September 9, 2009

Humble Beginnings

Historical photos offer a glimpse into the early days of the Mormon community in Laie. Read more »

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August 11, 2009

A New New Deal

More than 50 years ago, Hawaii's version of the WPA put the unemployed to work. Read more »

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August 5, 2009

Prohibition is Fanaticism!

Images from a time when billboards—and Hawaiian—were much more common in Honolulu. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in History | Permalink | Comments (0)


July 7, 2009

All Jammed Up

In case anyone thought traffic was a new phenomenon... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in History | Permalink | Comments (0)


March 17, 2009

A Walk on the Seedy Side

The Lurid Attractions of the Honolulu Police Museum Read more »

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About This Blog

Senior Writer Michael Keany has worked at HONOLULU Magazine since 2004, covering everything from architecture to entertainment. He’s a graduate of UH’s School of Journalism and lives in McCully. He blogs about Hawaii architecture, history and urban planning.

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