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Hawaii: 1962

Hawaii: 1962

Somewhere in Hawaii in 1962 - who can tell us where? 35mm Ektachrome transparency from a California thrift store. View full size.

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Yes, that's Kaunakakai, the

Yes, that's Kaunakakai, the main town on the island of Molokai where I grew up. I was 11 years old when that picture was taken; my family is still there.

Except for the jeep, only

Except for the jeep, only Chevys, a Ford and a Plymouth. The low-priced three.

Re: Cars

That's a 1956 Chevy wagon. And the car behind it is a 1959 Chevy, not an Oldsmobile.


I used to have a 1959 Olds just like the one behind that red 55 Chevy wagon.

Hyman Roth does not live to see the new year

You're a wise and considerate young man.


Isn't that near Kumon Iwana Laya?
I knew a girl from there.

Found it!

After some Google map searching for the sign in the background there: KAUNA??KAI SALES & SERVICE, I found Kaunakakai, Hawaii, on the island of Molokai. Then I went to flickr and looked around the photo maps and found a few good shots of the area. I think that the Shell station in the background is now Kalama Service at 53 Ala Malama St.
Great site!

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