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Queen Kapiolani was one of the last queens of Hawaii (her sister, Lili'uokalani, was the last, deposed in 1893). Not to be confused with her great aunt Kapiolani, one of the first Christian converts in the island who defied the god Pele by walking into a volcano crater, she was best known as the wife of Kalakaua, whose rule saw a resurgence of interest in traditional Hawaiian culture, even as they were accused of squandering the wealth of the islands as they travelled the world and cultivated European sophistication.On June 11, 1877, King Kamehameha Day, then-King David Kalakaua donated some 140 acres of land to the people of Hawaii for Hawaii's first park. He asked that the park be named after his beloved wife, Queen Kapiolani. Queen Kapiolani was a beloved figure in Hawaiian history.

Location: Kapiolani Park, Waikiki, Hawai'i

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