by ALOHA DEAN
The Polynesians arrived in the
Hilo area about 1100 A.C. They eventually inhabited the shores of Hilo Bay,
farmed their crops, fished and traded their goods along the Wailuku River.
Hilo became a stopping place for explorers, whaling ships, traders and those curious about active volcanoes. By the 1900's, Hilo had grown into a commercial center. The sugar industry was booming, a number of wharves had been constructed, the breakwater was begun and a new railroad connected Hilo with other parts of the island. Then in 1946 and again in 1960 two destructive tsunamis swept Hilo's Bay front causing the relocation of Hilo's government and commercial life.
Please visit others Full Screen QTVR tours from:
>>> Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
>>> The Endangered Buddhist Temples of Hawai'i
>>> Mauna Kea,13,796 ft (4,205 m) high
>>> Waipi'o Valley
>>> Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo
>>> Wailuku River, Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots
>>> Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo
>>> Akaka and Kahuna Falls (Updates)
>>> Hilo Area(Updates)
>>> Hamakua Coast(Updates)