Billboards in Hawaii?
Posted: June 13, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: Advertising, Billboard, Chronicling America, Hawaii, hawaii digital newspaper project, history, ndnp, newspaper, Outdoor Circle
Is Hawaii better off without billboards?
In 1912, a group of women thought so and vowed to protect Hawaii’s natural beauty. When they patronized a store, they left this note:
“I will not buy anything advertised on billboards as long as I can find a substitute, or a last resort, go without.”
This was the start of The Outdoor Circle. It would fight against billboards in Hawaii for the next fifteen years.
In 1927, a billboard ban became law. Thus, billboards are banned from Hawaii today.
Read more about beginning of The Outdoor Circle’s fight in “Women Open War on Billboards.”