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Video – Hilo in the Early 1940’s Before the Tsunami

Downtown Hilo before the Tsunami

Check out this vintage video of Hilo uploaded today by youtube user Kailuakid:


Kailuakid states:

We recently discovered several vintage, never before seen, 16mm films at a garage sale which were taken during a worldwide tour in 1940. This digital conversion of a short portion of those films depict the pre-tsunami town of Hilo, Hawaii. Music: “Hilo My Home Town” “Hilo Hula” “Kaua I Ka Huahua’i” by Ku’uipo Kumukahi

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