Happy Hawaii Day!
To the recent Happy Hawaii Day. . .
Happy National Hawaii Day ! ! !
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Beach & Sunset Photo: North of Duke’s Beach House Maui, Lahaina, Maui:
Rainbow Photo: Lahaina, Maui:
Mountain Photo: Na Pali Coast (Kauai):
Astrophotography Photo: Night Star Shots For Kauai:
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Photos all taken with an iPhone 14 pro max, 48MP Main: 24 mm, ƒ/1.78 aperture, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization, seven‑element lens, 100% Focus Pixels.
Images by Joseph Marquardt, All Rights Reserved
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The Oceanic State of HI:
The Beginning Years: It is believed that Hawaii was settled by Polynesians sometime between 1000 and 1200 B.C. Hawaii is documented as being home to numerous independent chiefdoms. By the year 1778, British explorer James Cook was the first known non-Polynesian to arrive at the archipelago. An early British influence is reflected in the state flag, which bears as the Union Jack. An influx of European and American explorers, traders, and whalers soon arrived by the end of the 18th century, leading to the decimation of the isolated Indigenous community as it existed, through the introduction of diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis, smallpox, and measles. The native Hawaiian population declined from between 300,000 and one million to less than 40,000 by 1890.
More History: The state of Hawaii was historically dominated by a plantation economy, and remains a major agricultural exporter due to possessing a fertile soil and uniquely tropical climate that is it’s own type of microclimate that can’t be attained anywhere else in the United States. More recently, the Hawaiian economy has gradually become more diversified, with tourism and military defense becoming its two largest sectors by mid to late 20th century. Hawaii attracts visitors in the form of vacationers, surfers and scientists with its diverse natural scenery, its warm tropical climate, and the prestigiously abundant public beaches, oceanic surroundings, active volcanoes, and clear skies.
Climate of Hawaii: Temperatures at sea level generally range from highs of 84°F to 88°F during summer months, and 79°F to 83°F during winter months. The reason for the difference is mostly due to the more indirect rays of the Sun during winter months. It is because Hawaii is locked within the tropics (being at a point south of the Tropic of Cancer), and being in an area of the Earth where it lies within the tropic easterlies, and south of the region where the westerlies (the prominent pattern for the rest of the U.S., excluding Alaska) begin. It is a rarity for temperatures to rise above the 90°F point, or to drop below the 60°F point in any season, at the lower elevations. Hawaii has only two seasons: summer (kau) from the months of May through October, and winter (hoʻoilo) from the months of November through April.
The Great Location of Hawaii: Hawaii is an island state in the Pacific Ocean being the only state located within the tropics; and the most western state in the United States–about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is also the only U.S. state outside of North America, and the only state that is an archipelago. The eight main islands, from northwest to southeast, are Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi.
Hawaii’s Statehood Facts:
- Date: 8/21/1959
- Capital: Honolulu
- Population: 1,440,196 (2022)
- Size: 10,931 square miles
- Nickname: Aloha State
- State Motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono, which means “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”
- Tree: Candlenut
- Flower: Yellow Hibiscus
- Bird: Nene (nay nay) Goose
|Hawaii Officially Adopted as a U.S. State, State Song, Admission Date & Hawaii Flag|
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“Happy Hawaii” by ABBA
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Some Great Hawaii Sites: Here is a list of some some great places to visit while in Hawaii:
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu
- Diamond Head State Monument, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu
- Haleakala National Park, Kula
- Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Haleiwa
- Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Hilo
- Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu
- Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau
- Waimea Canyon State Park, Waimea
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea
- Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kapaʻa
- Waipio Valley Lookout, Waimea
- Mauna Kea, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii,
- Road to Hana, Maui
- Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku
- Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie
- Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook
- Iolani Palace, Honolulu
- Akaka Falls State Park, Honomu
- Makena Beach State Park, Kihei
Memorable Hawaii Events: Here is a list of some events that happened in Hawaii:
- 500 – Polynesians are the first people to arrive on the Hawaiian Islands.
- 1778 – British explorer Captain James Cook visits the islands.
- 1779 – Captain James Cook is killed in a skirmish with the islanders.
- 1793 – Cattle are introduced to Hawaii.
- 1810 – King Kamehameha takes over all of the islands and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii.
- 1819 – Whalers begun hunting off the shores of the islands.
- 1820 – Christian missionaries arrive on the island.
- 1826 – The U.S. and Hawaii enter into a treaty of friendship.
- 1835 – The first sugar plantation is built.
- 1893 – The Kingdom of Hawaii is overthrown and the Republic of Hawaii is established.
- 1898 – Hawaii becomes a U.S. territory.
- 1900 – A great fire occurs in Chinatown.
- 1901 – James Dole established the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.
- 1935 – Amelia Earhart is the first pilot to fly solo from Hawaii to the mainland U.S.
- 1941 – Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese in a surprise attack. The U.S. enters World War II.
- 1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state.
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