SOURCE: Smithsonian Magazine
From kitsch to cool, ride the waves of undulating popularity of a tropical fashion statement.
by David Wolman and Julian Smith
At the turn of the 20th century, three Hawaiian cowboys arrived in Wyoming to compete in a rodeo extravaganza. What happened next overturned much of what people thought they knew, and still think they know, about Hawaii, the American West, and the relationship between the two.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Sarah Miller Davenport
Sixty years ago, Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation making Hawaii America’s 50th state.
SOURCE: The Hill
The White House told the Times that the designation, to be made Thursday, is meant to recognize “the fragility of civil rights during times of conflict.”
SOURCE: New York Times
The I-400, an aircraft carrier sub designed to attack the Panama Canal, has been found off of Hawaii.
COSTA MESA, Calif. — A book about surfers in the early 1900s is expected to sell for about $40,000.A copy of “The Surf Riders of Hawaii” will go before bidders Saturday at the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction. The auction will include more than 60 vintage surfboards and other items.The book is one of eight made by hand by A.R. Gurrey Jr. between 1911 and 1915. Gurrey is considered the father of surf photography. The book helped spread surfing’s appeal from Hawaii to the mainland.It is composed of six leaves of heavy brown woven paper, with eight mounted gelatin-silver photographs of native Hawaiians surfing Waikiki. Among them is Duke Kahanamoku, the Olympic medalist swimmer who helped popularize the sport....
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