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The intertwining stories of Hilo

People on the beach of Hilo Bay, Hawaiʻi Island, in 1928.
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People on the beach of Hilo Bay, Hawaiʻi Island, in 1928.

The new Hilo Story Maps developed by the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation intertwines stories, archival pictures, history and topographical information to deepen our aloha for Hilo town. Lokelani Brandt is a senior archeologist with ASM Affiliates based in Hilo. Her graduate studies focused on what was known as the Piʻo Piʻo section of Hilo, but the entire area is rich with history and legends. She spoke to The Aloha Friday Conversation about the project.

Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation developed the Hilo Story Map in collaboration with Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo History Department and Professor Kerri Inglis, ASM Affiliates senior archaeologist Lokelani Brandt, and Lyman Museum.

This interview aired on The Aloha Friday Conversation on Feb. 11, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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