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Map of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands.
The Oahu Railway line, December 1898

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November 16, 1889

Dillingham first bought a local hardware company and supplied goods for the growing sugar industry. He figured that if there was an easier way to transport products from the inland to the harbor for export, the sugar industry would grow. He opened the Oahu Railway and Land Company (OR&L) on November 16, 1889, the birthday of Hawaiian King Kalakaua.
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