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Neal S. Blaisdell, aka "Rusty", once Mayor, now a park and concert arena. He was elected as representative of the 4th district to the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii in 1945, and the territorial senate in 1947 and 1949. Blaisdell was elected mayor in 1955. As mayor, Blaisdell saw the construction of the John H. Wilson Tunnels through the Koʻolau Range from Kalihi Valley, and erected the Hawaii International Center. After his death, it was renamed as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

Neal S. Blaisdell, aka "Rusty", once Mayor, now a park and concert arena. He was elected as representative of the 4th district to the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii in 1945, and the territorial senate in 1947 and 1949. Blaisdell was elected mayor in 1955. As mayor, Blaisdell saw the construction of the John H. Wilson Tunnels through the Koʻolau Range from Kalihi Valley, and erected the Hawaii International Center. After his death, it was renamed as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

Lawrence McCully Judd, the grandson of Gerrit P. Judd, who was an early American Missionary, a cabinet minister to King Kamehameha III, and co-founder of Punahou School. Lawrence was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflicted residents of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi.

Lawrence McCully Judd, the grandson of Gerrit P. Judd, who was an early American Missionary, a cabinet minister to King Kamehameha III, and co-founder of Punahou School. Lawrence was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflicted residents of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi.

Alexander Young: from 1887-1892 served in the House of Nobles. After the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, he served on an advisory council for the provisional Government of Hawaii. From October 27, 1899 to May 18, 1900 he served as Minister of the Interior until the Territory of Hawaii government was established. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Young_(engineer)

Alexander Young: from 1887-1892 served in the House of Nobles. After the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, he served on an advisory council for the provisional Government of Hawaii. From October 27, 1899 to May 18, 1900 he served as Minister of the Interior until the Territory of Hawaii government was established. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Young_(engineer)

James Campbell:  (1826–1900) founder of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the largest and wealthiest landowners in the United States Territory of Hawaiʻi and in the state of Hawaii until 2007. It then became the James Campbell Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Campbell_(industrialist)

James Campbell: (1826–1900) founder of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the largest and wealthiest landowners in the United States Territory of Hawaiʻi and in the state of Hawaii until 2007. It then became the James Campbell Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Campbell_(industrialist)

Francis Charles Rock, considered by many to be the father of Hawaiian botany. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1884, Rock arrived to Honolulu in 1907 at the age of 23, when he became the Territory‘s first botanist. He was responsible for creating the first university herbarium and planting more than 500 species of plants on the grounds of the UH. He published 56 papers and described many new plant species. The UH Manoa Herbarium has been named in his honor.

Francis Charles Rock, considered by many to be the father of Hawaiian botany. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1884, Rock arrived to Honolulu in 1907 at the age of 23, when he became the Territory‘s first botanist. He was responsible for creating the first university herbarium and planting more than 500 species of plants on the grounds of the UH. He published 56 papers and described many new plant species. The UH Manoa Herbarium has been named in his honor.

Benjamin Franklin Dillingham (1844–1918) was a businessman and industrialist during the late Kingdom of Hawaii era, throughout the period of the Republic of Hawaii, and during the first two decades of the Territory of Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Dillingham

Benjamin Franklin Dillingham (1844–1918) was a businessman and industrialist during the late Kingdom of Hawaii era, throughout the period of the Republic of Hawaii, and during the first two decades of the Territory of Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Dillingham

Rev. Lowell Smith, founder of Kaumakapili Church and grandfather of industrialist Walter F. Dillingham. He had a house located where the jungle gym is in the park on Smith and Beretania streets. Mauka / Ewa corner.

Lowell Smith, founder of Kaumakapili Church and grandfather of industrialist Walter F. He had a house located where the jungle gym is in the park on Smith and Beretania streets.

Robert Wilcox. The Iron Duke of Hawaiʻi, was a native Hawaiian revolutionary soldier and politician. He led uprisings against both the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii under King Kalākaua and the Republic of Hawaii under Sanford Dole, what are now known as the Wilcox rebellions. He was later elected the first delegate to the United States Congress for the Territory of Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_William_Wilcox

Robert Wilcox. The Iron Duke of Hawaiʻi, was a native Hawaiian revolutionary soldier and politician. He led uprisings against both the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii under King Kalākaua and the Republic of Hawaii under Sanford Dole, what are now known as the Wilcox rebellions. He was later elected the first delegate to the United States Congress for the Territory of Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_William_Wilcox

May 21, 1945:  The Hawaii legislature passes the Hawaii Employee Relations Act (popularly known as the “Little Wagner Act”), extending collective bargaining rights to agricultural workers.  Passage of the act led to massive and successful organizing drives by the International Longshore & Warehouse Union on Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations.

May 21, 1945

May 21, 1945: The Hawaii legislature passes the Hawaii Employee Relations Act (popularly known as the “Little Wagner Act”), extending collective bargaining rights to agricultural workers. Passage of the act led to massive and successful organizing drives by the International Longshore & Warehouse Union on Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations.

Makee Island in Kapiolani Park (where the zoo is today).

Makee Island in Kapiolani Park (where the zoo is today). Photos by jalna: Old Hawaii

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