DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (November 13, 2020) – In Issue 109 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps think Pineapple!

Steve Kovacs, Loveland, OH (Provided)

DOLE Pineapple. 

Pineapple has been the symbol of hospitality in North America for centuries.

People tend to associate this yummy fruit with Hawaii.  But pineapple plants did not show up there until about 1770.

Pineapple is native of South America, and it first appeared in North America and Europe about 100 years prior to Hawaii.

On this day in 1895 is reputedly the first-time pineapples were canned.  It is unclear by who, but it was not by Dole Company, who first entered the Hawaiian pineapple market in 1901.

Here is a promotional pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands for Dole created by Joseph Feher in 1950.     

Hawaii Isalnds Map created for Dole-1950 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.