First Territorial Legislature
Posted: February 24, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, News, Teasers
This month in history — February 20, 1901 — the Territory of Hawaii’s first legislature met for the first time in Iolani Palace. During the first session in Honolulu, territory president Sanford B. Dole welcomed the newly elected representatives and senators. Afterward, the legislature was already considering a controversial issue: legalizing opium. Read more about it in the Hawaiian Gazette.
Hawaiian Gazette’s Coverage of the Hawaii Legislature’s Beginning
The Hawaiian gazette, February 21, 1896, Page 4