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Todays photo is of the King Kamehameha Statue. Did you know, there are actually 6 of these?

Neither did I, until I read the Wikipedia page.

Five major statues exist, where each of the statues varies slightly from each other in details such as having different weaponry, gilding or painting:

The original cast: the ship, bound for Honolulu on which it was being shipped from Europe sank off the Falkland Islands but in 1912 the original was salvaged, repaired and erected in Kapaʻau on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi;

– A replacement statue was erected in his honor by King Kalākaua in 1883 at Aliʻiōlani Haleʻi’s judicial system in Honolulu;

– One is located in Hilo, Hawaiʻi at the north end of the Wailoa River State Recreation Area, where it enjoys a view of Hilo Bay;

– One of smaller size is located in an outdoor Polynesian shopping center, across from the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada; and

– One in the National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol as a representation of the State of Hawaiʻi. This is located in the New Visitors Center in the Capitol.

– One is located outside Sam’s Anchor Inn Family Restaurant in Okinawa, Japan.

You can read more about King Kamehameha here and also more about the statues here.

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