First Taxi Cab in Hawaii

This month in history — January 1914 — Hawaii’s first taxis debuted in Honolulu. Prominent citizens rode in the seven taxi cabs, and the cabs, all Ford models, paraded through the main streets.

“Call a taxi!,” the Honolulu Star-Bulletin exclaimed. “Whether it be a trip round the island, a jaunt to the Pali or a ride about town–call a taxi.”

Read more about it in “Taxicab Company Opens for Business Here”!

“Taxicab Company Opens for Business Here”
Honolulu star-bulletin, January 24, 1914, Page 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1914-01-24/ed-1/seq-5/

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