Waikiki Historic TrailSurrounded by this open landscape, one can imagine the huge coconut grove known as Helumoa. Planted by Chief Kakuhihewa around the 15th century, the grove once had nearly 10,000 trees. Kahuamokomoki was an area nearby that served as a sporting field. Boxing, wrestling, foot races and other games were played there. Ulumaika, the round stones used for a bowling-type game, were discovered on this site during excavation and contruction of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Kamehameha the Great and his warriors camped near here when they began their conquest of O'ahu in 1795. Later, he would build a stone house for himself, as well as redidences for his wives and retainers in an area known as Pua'ali'ili'i. Kamehameha ended Waikiki's nearly 400 year reign as O'ahu's capital when he moved the royal headquarters to Honolulu (known then as Kou) in 1808.
|Placed By||City and County of Honolulu, Waikiki Kaphula and Diamond Head Community Vision Group|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 621329 N 2353687|
|Decimal Degrees||21.28091667, -157.83043333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 16.855', W 157° 49.826'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 16' 51.30" N, 157° 49' 49.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2141-2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815, US|
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