Christian Missionaries in Hawaii

This week in history — March 30, 1820 — Fourteen Christian missionaries arrived in Hawaii after traveling for 164 days through the continental United States and the Pacific Ocean. Their ship  landed at Kawaihae and Kailua-Kona, Big Island. Read more about it in “Christian Missionaries in Hawaii.”

Christian Missionaries in Hawaii

Mail Carriers in Hawaii

In 1908, to deliver mail in the Hawaii island countryside, mail carriers had to sail on a small boat, hike for nine miles on forty miles of overhead trails, and go up Kilauea Volcano before the roads were built.

Read more about these “queer” mail carriers in “Uncle Sam’s Strange Mail Carriers.”

Los Angeles herald [microform]., September 27, 1908, Image 56

Threatening a Boss

Not many people would point guns to their supervisors, but somebody did at Ahukini Landing, Kauai. Workers and their luna (supervisor) were handling freight, and a worker pulled a gun in front of the luna. Read more about it in “Shot at a Luna with a Revolver.”

“Shot at a Luna with a Revolver”
Evening bulletin., December 29, 1902, Image 1