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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Hawaii Six-O

Hawaii Six-O

From 1960, another view of the Kilauea eruption near Kapoho. Building at left is the F. Nakamura Store. 35mm Ektachrome transparency. View full size.

 

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The Nakamura Store, on the far left, was the only structure in Kapoho to survive this eruption. The others were either burned by lava, or collapsed from the weight of cinders accumulating on their roofs.

The owner of the Nakamura Store, however, subsequently demolished the building since the town was destroyed. The empty foundation remained, with the sign left behind atop it. I saw it like that in May 1960.

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