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posted by davek on Jul 31

Today we step onto the campus of President William McKinley High School in Honolulu and look at a statue of their namesake.  The high school was officially established in 1865 as the “Fort Street English Day School”. In 1907 the school moved to Beretania and Victoria Streets and was renamed after President McKinley whose influence helped bring about the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States. This statue was commissioned for $8,000 and dedicated on February 23, 1911. In 1923 the school was moved to its present site at 1039 South King Street. It is listed on both State and National Register of Historical Places.

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posted by davek on Jul 30

Looking up at a beautiful white shower tree in Honolulu. This time of year these majestic trees bloom throughout the island in many different colors. The thousands of blossoms create a dramatic effect and are a pure joy to look at. The one side effect is that as the flowers fall from the tree it does create a big mess on the ground.

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posted by davek on Jul 29

Tropical Storm Flossie is on its way to Hawaii so be sure all of you are prepared and safe during the storm. Here is a shot I took off Magic Island with a double rainbow and double sailboat.  The sailors took advantage of one of the last nice days before the storm. If you love watching sailboats come in just stay on the Diamond Head side of Magic Island around five to six pm is when most of the boats return from a fun filled day out in the ocean.

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