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Naha and Pinao Stones

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In front of the public library on Waianuenue Ave in Hilo are two large oblong stones. The Naha and Pinao stones represent legends in native culture. The Naha stone legend decreed that whoever could move it would be king.

Lengend has it that Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands, moved the 5,000 pound stone while still in his teens. The Pinao stone is considered to the entrance pillar to an ancient temple that stood on this site.

Location: 300 Waianuenue AVE, Hilo Hawaii 96720

Other History nearby:
(Kailua-Kona) Hulihee Palace and Museum
(Volcano) International Fireplace of Friendship
(Kailua-Kona) Kona Inn Historical Landmark
(Laupahoehoe) Laupahoehoe Train Museum
(Pahoa) Lava Tree State Monument
(Hilo) Lyman Mission House and Museum

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