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"Crossroads of the Pacific" sticker


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

The Kau Kau Korner drive-in restaurant was located at the intersection of Kapi‘olani Boulevard and Kalākaua Avenue in Honolulu. Its famous neon sign, shown here on this souvenir sticker, was considered a landmark which visitors often photographed. During World War II tourists were not allowed to travel to Hawai‘i for pleasure trips, but military personnel patronized the restaurant instead. Because of the strict blackout, which prohibited any kind of lights showing after sunset at the beginning of the war, this sign’s electricity was disconnected and it was only visible during the day.

Collection: Memorabilia
Call Number: MS Memorabilia Box 3.6
Location: Bishop Museum Archives