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Estate sale of Charles Kanaina, 1882.

At the sale of the effects of some of the late Charles Kanaina, the feather cloak was purchased by the Government for $1,200. Her Majesty Queen Dowager Emma was a competitor for this cloak, the actual money value of which, if calculated on the basis of… 84 more words

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Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day (this Sunday), we’ve compiled a few lovely articles about the holiday. Did you know people used to rude letters and caricatures of people they didn’t like? 89 more words

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Mardi Gras

According to this article found in the Tonopah Daily Bonanza, the 1916 Mardi Gras celebration began with a carnival opening on March 4 and concluding on Tuesday, March 7. 80 more words

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 marks the Year of the Monkey! Did you know writer and humorist Charles Heber Clark (pseudonym Max Adeler) thought human beings should have prehensile tails, like those of the monkey? 47 more words

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Chinese New Year, 1905.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION OPENS MOST AUSPICIOUSLY

QUONG ON CLUBHOUSE.

“Kung he fat choy!”

It always rains on Chinese New Year. Which is a mercy. Because, if it did not, all kinds of things that result from playing with fire would be likely to happen. 771 more words

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Thomas De Witt Talmage on the overthrow, 1894.

A TWO SIDED CASE.

DR. TALMAGE INVESTIGATES THE TROUBLE IN HAWAII.

The American Traveler Also Enjoys the Hospitality of the Ex-Queen and the New President—The Wife of the Latter a Most Delightful and Talented Lady. 2,172 more words

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Groundhog Day

As most know, February 2nd marks the traditional holiday known as “Groundhog Day”.  It is widely celebrated in Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil as the weather forecaster, but the entire nation has come to celebrate this fun tradition. 44 more words

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