From Our Files

January

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888.

October

Oct. 1925: "Twenty-seven hours in the air, nine days in purgatory, seven days in paradise. Cmdr. John Rodgers and his crew of four have had that experience," writes Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine. Rodgers had attempted the…

September

Sept. 1930: Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine, visits a bustling sugar plantation on O'ahu. "Occasionally we saw two or three tiny Filipino or Japanese women emerging from the tall cane clothed in the garb of their task,…

January

Jan. 1930: Pälama Settlement is a "mill for the making of substantial American citizenry… a crucible of races" writes Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine. The Kalihi establishment offered community members-adults and children-affordable medical and dental services as…

October

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

September

Sept. 1934: In 1933, Honolulu Rapid Transit Co. introduced 22 new Twin Coach gasoline buses, dubbing them its "Silver Fleet," see photo above. The company also invested $142,000 (roughly $1.9 million today) to improve its existing rail line. "The installation…

June

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888.