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Interview with Ronald Square Goya

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A Hilo native remembers his parents and growing up in Shinmachi. He recalls his family's service station/grocery store. His arranged marriage and long-distance engagement are also discussed. Includes effects of World War II on the Big Island: martial law, rationing, blackouts, and military presence. Describes fountain business and loco moco and volcano sundae specialties. The 1946 and 1960 tsunamis are remembered, including eye-witness accounts, damages, and long-term impact. Interviewed with May Goya.service station owner, storekeeper, fountain owner; Okinawan; maleInterview conducted in English.State, Communit

Topics: Business, Food, Natural Disasters, South Hilo (district), World War II
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu:10125/30338

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