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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Bank of Hawaii

Any discussion of Hawaii, Honolulu, and the Hawaiian financial sector must of course begin with the Bank of Hawaii. A leader in its field and truly pan-Pacific before that term was even current.

The check below, perhaps a remittance home by a Chinese worker, captures all these elements in one document.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Honolulu Stock Exchange

The Honolulu Stock Exchange was established on August 26, 1898. It existed until the late 1970s. The Exchange traded largely local securities which had a strong dependence on the sugar industry. In early years, transportation (mainly railroads), communications (telephone companies) and other infrastructure (electric, gas, etc.) companies listed on the exchange.

The below scans come from annual booklets published by the Honolulu Stock Exchange.

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