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The Port city of Honolulu

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November 16, 1889

A sailor arrived in Hawaii in 1865 for what he thought would be a short visit. But, he was thrown from a horse and broke his leg. He couldn't leave with his ship, so he made Oahu, the island capital of Hawaii, his home. There, the enterprising young man, Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, invested in the island's future, eventually building the Oahu Railway that began operation on November 16, 1889. The railway helped bring about an economic boom in Hawaii.
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