Welcome to Maile’s Meanderings. This page’s stories were written by one of our historians, Maile Melrose, who is an invaluable source of information here at Kona Historical Society. Thank you for sharing Kona’s stories, Maile!
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Hayata Hirokawa, our expert rider, is seated at far right; saloon owner Matsutaro Suenaga, seated second from left. Photos donated by Paul Hirokawa
Chirio’s Infectious Smile, Photo by Megan Mitchell, 1978
Kona Nightingale Gals ~ 1953, Nobriga Collection, KHS Archives
Margaret Paris with Lauhala Basket
Konawaena School - Children with Teachers on Play Field c. 1930, Photo donated by: Paul F. Hirokawa, Konawaena High School graduate, Class of 1944
Left: Kiawe Tree at the parking lot at Napoopoo Beach (Photo by Norman Carlson, circa 1960). Right: Dedication of William Whatman’s Monument~ 1928. Pictured are the Rev. D.D. Wallace of Christ Church and Episcopalian Bishop Henry Bond Restarick.
Above (from left to right): Dr. Jaggar, Mrs. Woods, and Captain Woods. Below: Dr. Jaggar and his amphibious vehicle, the `Ohiki, at Keauhou.