Hawaii was once an independent kingdom. (1810 - 1893) The flag was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight main islands. The flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left corner to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British. The combination of the stripes of the United States flag and the Union Jack of Great Britain is said to have pleased the merchant shippers of both nations. Flag adopted for official state use in 1959.
See Oahu's Huge
Underground Fuel Storage
A few of the Kawishiwi Beavers team were selected to play on a 13-15 year olds Babe Ruth League All Star team that summer of '60.....playing against other such teams from around Hawaii, playing for the state championship. We won that state championship that August of '60.....and our all star team went off to Utah to play in the National Championships where we finished second losing the title game 4-3.
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