The People of the Palms - Panel 1




ONCE UPON A TIME, the People of the Palms lived in harmony with nature on eight small islands. Fish were plentiful and the land bore fruit because the People of the Palms loved and protected all the living things of their islands.

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HAWAII'S POPULATION GROWTH
  Year State of
Hawaii
Oahu Honolulu
PEOPLE 1872 57,000 21,000 15,000
  1968 825,000 684,000 372,000
CROWDING * 1872 9 35 180
  1968 128 1,154 4,455
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* Number of people per square mile.
(Source: State of Hawaii. Data Book, 1968)
HONOLULU IS NOW MORE CROWDED THAN HONG KONG
Honolulu 3,380 persons per square mile
Hong Kong 3,578 persons per square mile
(Source: United Nations, Statistical Yearbook, 1965.)