Paniolo Preservation Society News

Godfrey “Jingles” Kainoa

Godfrey “Jingles” Kainoa

Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2015 In 1832, Godfrey Kainoa’s great-great-grandfather was one of the three original paniolo who came to Hawai‘i...

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“Pono Holo”

“Pono Holo”

An optimist by nature Harry Martens von Holt II was born in North Kohala in 1948. Named after his paternal grandfather, he grew up on Kahua Ranch,...

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Ranching Has Been a Good Life

Ranching Has Been a Good Life

William J. “Willy” Andrade, Sr. (Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2001) is fondly remembered as founder of the Hawai’i Saddle Club…

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Best of the Best

Best of the Best

The Paniolo Hall of Fame, established by the O‘ahu Cattlemen’s Association in 1999, is an exclusive “club” of men and women who have made...

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A Tradition of Sharing

A Tradition of Sharing

Our paniolo heritage has always included taking care of the land, the livestock, and most importantly our island community. From its earliest...

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The Art of the Paniolo

The Art of the Paniolo

Visitors to Parker Ranch Center in Waimea are greeted with a series of expansive murals by Hawai’i Island Artist Marcia Ray. Commissioned in the...

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E Lei

E Lei

Almost 100 years ago, writer Don Blanding had an idea that he thought was good enough to share with his bosses, editors of the Honolulu...

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Ride and Rope With a Rodeo Champ

Ride and Rope With a Rodeo Champ

“Mr. Consistent” Mike Beers is a former world champion roper, 24-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, ProRodeo Hall of Famer, and the only roper...

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The Art of the Pāʻū

The Art of the Pāʻū

A beautiful tradition rides on! Hawaiʻi’s people fell in love with the horse as soon as the first one arrived in 1803, quickly learning to ride...

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Aloha, Paniolo

Aloha, Paniolo

When we lose a member of our paniolo ‘ohana, we all feel diminished for a time. Last fall, three of our Paniolo Preservation Society Hall of Famer’s...

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Upcountry Christmas in Waimea

Upcountry Christmas in Waimea

The Holiday Season is such a special time in Waimea; it’s hard to imagine that it wasn’t always that way. Christmas actually came to Hawai‘i with the early missionaries …

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