Though a large chair, it doesn’t look all that comfortable. That’s possibly because the woven chair, though possessing a wide and high back, had a rather narrow sitting surface. More likely, it’s due to its lack of a comfortable seat cushion. In any case, on Saturday, Dec. 3, my girlfriend and I made a visit to Hale Ho‘ike‘ike (formerly known as the Bailey House Museum) in … [Read more...] about How a curiously labeled chair at Hale Ho`ike`ike taught me Hawaiian history
Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi
Elmer Cravalho was a rare individual who made a mark on both Maui and Hawaii history. A man of considerable intelligence and energy, he wielded tremendous power on state and county stages for 25 years. But in the days following his death on June 27 at the age of 90, the obituaries for Cravalho that appeared in The Maui News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser amounted to thin … [Read more...] about Using newly declassified documents, we examine the legacy of Elmer Cravalho, Maui County’s most important political leader.