It’s like the balloons in Cleveland, but with human lives!
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James Dole (1877-1958)
Sanford Dole (1844-1926)
Oh, and those Hunt brothers from San Francisco who pitched in some money for the race? Yeah, those Hunt brothers.
Death Dogged the Dolebirds: Pioneer Pacific Fliers wrote Tragic Chapter In Air History — the Virtual Museum of San Francisco
Photos and plane information at hawaii.gov: Hawaii Aviation
The only two planes to finish:
- the Woolaroc piloted by Art Goebel and navigated by William V. Davis
- the Aloha, piloted by Martin Jensen and navigated by Paul Schluter
Mildred Doran: Smithsonian Air and Space: My Aunt Mildred
hawaiihistory.org: incredible site, almost lost myself in it.
It takes us right back to the disinfecting the plague by fire incident.
In December 27, 1850, King Kamehameha III signed an ordinance establishing the Honolulu Fire Department, the first fire department in the Hawaiian Islands and the only fire department in the United States established by a ruling monarch…
Two of the department’s most famous fires occurred in Chinatown in downtown Honolulu, the first in 1886 and the second in 1900. Each leveled almost the entire Chinatown community with damage estimates for both well exceeding $1 million. (link)
Twice. Both times in Chinatown. facepalm
Oh, well, at least the Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Maze has made the Guiness Book, right? Right?
Bands from this episode:
- Premature Aviation
- Dancing Whore
- Flight Murder
- Dave’s Cunty Oven (First International Hit: “Open 24 Hours, Bitch”)
Cultural references from this episode: