By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson) 

LOVELAND, OH (June 11, 200) – In this third  issue of the new Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts feature here on Loveland Beacon, Steve notes the celebration of King Kamehameha on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, June 11.

Steve Kovacs, Loveland resident and antique map collector (Provided)

Today is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii.

Kamehameha I was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom Hawaii until his death in 1819. Originally from Hawaii Island, he united the other islands one-by-one under his rule.  

He had over 20 wives and 30 children.  One child through the marriage with his highest-ranking wife succeeded him to the throne.  

This highly detailed map of Oahu from 1881 is by the Hawaiian Government, issued 17 years prior to annexation by the US.   

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps. Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.

Oahu, Hawaii 1881 (Credit Steve Kovacs)