Historical Articles

Newspapers have chronicled the development of Hawaii’s geothermal resources. HGRRC has compiled lists of relevant newspaper articles below. These news articles are hosted by eVols, Chronicling America, Google Books, and Hawaiian Newspaper Translation Project.


1800s

No Ke Ahi I Loko O Ka Honua / Concerning The Fire Within The Earth | July 29, 1857 | Book: 2, Number: 18, Page: 69

Kalakaua Visits Edison: The King in Search of a Means to Light up Honolulu | September 26, 1881

News of Mokuaweoweo: Steamer W. G. Hall Brings Latest from Eruption (third part) | July 18, 1899 | Page 1


1900s

Will Ship Water from Hawaii’s Underground River and Grow Sisal Plants on the Uplands | January 28, 1902 | Page 9

Puna Water: Shipment of 6,000 Gallons for Bottling at Honolulu | March 14, 1902 | Page 4

An Islander Writes of the Scenic Hilo Railway | August 10, 1903 | Page 5

A Trip to the Volcano (fourth column, bottom) | June 12, 1904 | Page 2

Kilauea Side Attraction | July, 1904 | Page 16

Volcano the Attraction | October 31, 1905 | Page 5

Wonders of Hawaii Enjoyed by Editors (Last column, middle) | September 20, 1906 | Page 5 | Page 472

Pit Craters in Puna a Part of the Kilauea System (second paragraph, bottom half) | The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii | 1909 | p. 94 [472]

Bath House on the Sulphur Bank | The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii | 1909 | Page 142 [520]

Volcano Cooks Feed for Hogs: Novelty in the Agricultural Field, Which Is Utilized by American | April 24, 1909 | Page 8

Boiling Ferns at Volcano Fires to Fatten Hogs | May 14, 1909 | Page 9

Making a Volcano Cook | July 3, 1909 | Page 2, Image 2


1920s

Power from Volcanic Heat | March 30, 1920 | Page 2

Hilo’s Volcano to Furnish Juice | April 25, 1921 | Page 1

Volcano Heat Will Provide Electric Light | April 25, 1921 | Page 1, Column 5

Most Awesome of Volcanoes: Kilauea in Hawaii Is Perpetual Show Place, Performing Day and Night
February 21, 1922 | Page 6, Image 6

Would Harness Heat of Kilauea: Borings in Volcano Suggested to See if It Can Be Converted Into Power 
June 13, 1922 | Page 6

Iron and Copper Believed Hidden in Volcanoes, Drilling Shows | July 8, 1922 | Page 2

“Local Development” in Report of the Director of the National Park Service | 1922 | p. 165

Science’s First Move Towards Putting a Volcano to Work
November 26, 1922 | Final Edition, Comic and Magazine Section, Image 51

Volcano’s Steam Will Heat Hotel in Hawaii | December 1929, p. 69


1930-1959

 


1960-1992

 

News articles about the development of Big Island’s geothermal industry from Hawaii newspapers from 1983 to 1986

Maui-Molokai cable ‘feasible’: Single ownership called the key | 1984

Kalakaua first geothermal booster | 1990

Kilauea Rift The Geothermal Power Struggle Diagram | 1990

Cable plan far behind schedule foes seek alternative: conservation | May 13, 1990

Geothermal: Big protests sparked by issue | May 13, 1990

California Steaming: Geyers Show Geothermal Potential | May 14, 1990

Hurdles for Cable: Environmentalist and Mother Nature | May 14, 1990

Tapping Into a Subterranean Furnace | May 14, 1990

Deadly Gas Raises Serious Questions for Hawaii | May 15, 1990

Coso Geothermal Project Walks the Line | May 16, 1990

Geothermal Debate Finds New Fuel in Rainforest Preservation Issue | May 16, 1990

Tribes Turn Up the Heat on Hot-Springs Change | May 16, 1990

In Imperial Valley, no flap over geo | May 27, 1990

California’s geo regulators have different concerns | May 29, 1990

Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii Tribune Clippings | June 24, 1990

Hawaii Geothermal News Articles & Publications | 1991-1992


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