STAR-BULLETIN / 1959
Here is what the front page of the Star-Bulletin looked like on Aug. 21, 1959. The whole page and much of the edition was devoted to news of Hawaii earning a spot on the American flag as the 50th star.
Events to mark 50 years as state
Hawaii's 50th anniversary of statehood is right around the corner, and members of the statehood commission have announced plans to commemorate the event with a series of yearlong activities.
The 25-member commission says it has organized events to both honor Hawaii's past and look to the future.
One of the highlights of the program will be "50 Voices of Statehood," a series of radio and television vignettes recorded by Searider Productions of Waianae High School.
The spots will feature diverse and personal perspectives on statehood from 50 residents across the state.
Other educational components include time capsules, a traveling history exhibit and student essay and art contests.
Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959.
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