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is on Hawaii, from the San Francisco Chronicle.
It was Britain’s James Cook who discovered Hawaii for Europe, although the Americans then took over the state that has become its Pacific Jewel. The San Francisco Chronicle had this special travel report on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands their British roots.
Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle – Although the United States eventually captured Hawai’i through political means, the British beat the Yanks to the islands with the landing of Capt. James Cook on Kauai in 1778. And despite a few early skirmishes — including the one that cost the English explorer his life — the people who preceded the Europeans to the so-called “Sandwich Isles” by at least a thousand years generally had good relations with the British empire.
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