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13 Then And Now Photos In Hawaii That Show You Just How Much It Has Changed

As America’s youngest state, Hawaii has undergone monumental changes since the late 1800s, including the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, the islands’ admittance as an American state, and the development of Hawaii as a tourism destination. From buildings that have remained the same throughout the last fifty years and those that have been replaced by other establishments, to areas that have seen almost explosive development in the last century, these 13 then and now photographs of Hawaii sure are fascinating to check out.

What do you think of these Hawaii photo comparisons? Do you recognize many of the old photographs?

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.