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Stephenson to present maps talk in Honokaa

Ross Stephenson, an historian and former keeper of the Hawaii Register of Historic Places has been invited to present Historic Maps of Honokaa from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb 28, at Hotel Honokaa Club.

He will present maps and photographs of Honokaa from 1889 to the present day. Special map drawings of Honokaa and Haina discovered in Japan identify 900 Japanese who resided while employed at the sugar plantation.

The Honokaa Historic Focus Group, Ross Stephenson, and others are updating, rewriting, photographing, and planning to resubmit the application, first applied for in 1976, for nomination to the Hawaii State Historic Register of Historic Places. There are County, State, and Federal financial aid programs designed to facilitate the repair of historic buildings, which can attract “Heritage Tourism.” For additional information on these meetings, or to join the H. H. Focus Group, call 775-0678.