50 States in 50 Days: Hawaii


The rarest of them all?

In a strange expulsion of brain wind yesterday I neglected to post Hawaii. Oh the Humanity! This exceedingly rare plate comes to us from Amanda Aaron, an early co-founder of PSP and all around good egg. This plate was top of the list of Plates-we-probably-won’t –find, and yet here it is. Amanda explains that she and her children began collecting plates quite independently of The Cause because the discovery of the Hawaii plate here in the nabe made it all seem possible. Indeed.
Hawaii, inducted into the union in 1959 is the newest state. The Kingdom of Hawaii (yup, it was once a kingdom) was a sovereign country from 1810 t0 1893 when the Monarch was overthrown by a group of American and British business men. It was a republic for four years before it became an US territory in 1898. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 marked the US entry into World War II.
Hawaii is known for its stunning scenery, its surfing scene, pineapples, sugarcane and macadamia nuts. It has two active volcanoes. Residents of Hawaii pay the highest state taxes per capita. This is slightly offset by the fact that it smells really good there, especially in the morning.
Famous Hawaiians include: Barack Obama, Alfred Aholo Apaka, Kelly Preston, Timothy Olyphant, Bette Midler. Hawaii has also been the adopted home of many others from Elvis to Doris Duke.
Only three states to go!
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin,Wyoming
Nancy McDermott

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