King Kalakaua’s Ascension

Today in history — February 12, 1885 — Kalakaua became the King of Hawaii. During a couple of the anniversaries of his reign, instead of celebrating at home, King Kalakaua was traveling in the U.S. Mainland or on the Pacific Ocean to Yokohama, Japan. Read more about what he did during these anniversaries in “God Save the King.”

“God Save the King”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., February 12, 1885, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1885-02-12/ed-1/seq-2/

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  1. […] gave loans and bribes to King Kalakaua and cabinet members. In return, Spreckels got land and water rights. The water rights for the […]


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