Pineapple Lineup at Hawaii Fruit Stand

History of the Pineapple

Pineapples have had an influence on our diets and even architecture. Learn all about pineapples from Hawaii and across the world. The founders, the growth and even varieties available today. Learn more at the Dole Plantation on Oahu or the Maui Pineapple Company on Maui.

Women Reading Poster Board at National Monument

10 Interesting Facts About Pearl Harbor

The first of many Pearl Harbor facts about the attack is that on the morning of December 7th, 1941, the Wickes-class destroyer USS Ward attacked and sank a Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarine near the entrance to the harbor, making it not only the first shot fired on that day, but the first official American shots in the War.

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Ancient Hawaiian History Timeline

As Polynesians continued to arrive in the Hawaiian islands from the south the native populations grew around the now expanding shallow lagoon.

Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Sunset Aerial

Things You Donʻt Know About Pearl Harbor

There is a rich and important history associated with this area both before, during and after the Japanese attack. Here are just a few of the most interesting facts about Pearl Harbor you may not have known.

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Building The Hawaiian Kingdom

As Kamehameha battled for control of all the islands foreigners began to play a key role in his plans for a kingdom. In those days the Mo’i or King of an island was the absolute ruler.

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Pearl Harbor Attack

It was a sunny Sunday morning when, on December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Air Force launched planes from 6 Japanese aircraft carriers North of Oahu. The rest is history.