— Waikīkī Historic Trail —Ala Wai (freshwater way) Canal wasat the heart of the Waikīkī Reclamation Project launched in the early 1900s "toreclaim an unsanitary and most unsightly portion of the city." The duck farms and the millions of mosquitoes that stagnant pondsbred were the culprits. Residents complained, the Territorial government responded, and work began in1922. With the canal's completion in 1928, the taro and rice fields, the fish and duck ponds, all vanished. The reclaimed acres turned into the house lots which eventually turned into apartments, stores, restaurants, hotels—and one of the world's greatest destination areas.
|Placed By||The Hawaii Convention Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 620838 N 2354597|
|Decimal Degrees||21.28916667, -157.83510000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 17.35', W 157° 50.106'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 17' 21.00" N, 157° 50' 6.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815, US|
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