A History of Kauai’s Halfway Bridge

Long ago on Kauai, when Native Hawaiians travelled along a trail that once crossed Huleia Stream where Halfway Bridge was later erected, they would stop before wading across to leave an offering they believed would ensure their safe passage into the domain of another demigod.

Kauai-born Theosophist Augustus Francis Knudsen

Born at Kekaha, Kauai, Augustus Francis Knudsen (1869-1944) was the son of Valdemar Knudsen, who in 1856 was appointed by Kamehameha IV as curator of royal cattle herds on leased lands encompassing over 100,000 acres.

Eric Moir’s childhood memories recalled

Born and raised in Poipu, construction contractor and Kauai historian Eric Moir (1931-1996) was the son of Hector Moir, the manager of Koloa Plantation from 1933 to 1948, while his mother, Alexandria Kundsen Moir, was the daughter of Kauai’s “Teller of Hawaiian Tales,” Eric Knudsen.

Kauai’s coldest recorded temperatures recalled

In February 1917, William Hardy, the territorial hydrographic official on Kauai, reported that the temperature at Kokee during the latter part of January had plummeted to a freezing 32 degrees.

Hawaiian Centenarian Kaapu Kolo (1801-1920)

Born on Niihau in 1801, Kaapu Kolo was a young girl when she, her parents and others would sometimes stand on the beaches of Niihau to watch with wonder as strange foreign vessels with great sails glided past their island home.

A History of Lihue Hospital

Kauai’s first hospital, a 20-bed facility, was built in Koloa by Koloa Plantation sometime during the 1880s.