Firsts and Almost Firsts in Hawai'i

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Ronn Ronck
University of Hawaii Press, 1995 - Reference - 241 pages
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This is the first book-length look at how and when a wide range of items made their first appearance in the Islands: from cockroaches, slot machines, and drive-ins to aloha shirts, parking meters, and shipwrecks. To satisfy the curious and the skeptical, endnotes and a bibliography listing more than 200 publications are provided, making this work a valuable reference for scholars and an entertaining handbook for trivia buffs.
 

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Contents

Island Residents
1
Birds and Beasts
7
Vegetation and Crops
16
Weather and Geology
24
Communication
35
Transportation
50
Buildings and Amenities
72
Currency and Banking
96
Government and Social Services
130
Crime and Justice
154
Religion
178
Amusements and Diversions
181
Art and Music
202
Sports
212
Special Foods and Drinks
226
Articles by Robert C Schmitt
239

Off ice Aids
122

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