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50 years of statehood


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POSTED: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

For 50 days, the Star-Bulletin will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood by presenting a photograph that might contain a familiar face or spark a memory. If it does, we'd like to hear from you for our commemorative 50th anniversary edition. Write to Statehood, Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 210, 96813. Include your name and phone number. Or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

1960: STATE FAIR

 

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AMOS CHUN / STAR-BULLETIN / JULY 10, 1960
Midsummer in Hawaii—endless days, no school and a carnival of distractions. Could life get any better? The thrill of a roller coaster—even a pint-sized one—put smiles on these faces, although it's doubtful the youngsters realized the significance of the occasion—the first state fair in the newest state in the union.

 

STATE OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Every day through Aug. 20, we'll offer a trivia question to test your knowledge about the 50th state. Today's question:

In 1959, what percentage of registered voters turned out for Hawaii's statehood plebiscite on July 28?

A) 50 percent
B) 77 percent
C) 64 percent
D) 93 percent

For the answer, see tomorrow's Star-Bulletin.