Quarries Dedicated as U.S. Landmark
Honolulu Star Bulletin
August 27, 1969
| The highest national historic landmark
in the State — the Adz quarries at the 12,400 foot level of
Mauna Kea — was dedicated yesterday. Only 16 persons made it
by four-wheel drive vehicle to the site...where a bronze plaque was
set in a big rock. And only three hiked the quarter-mile over a...foot
trail from the road to the quarries...
William Y. Thompson, deputy director of the State Department of Land
and Natural Resources, accepted the plaque in the name of Gov. John
A prayer was offered by the Rev. Kaipo Kuamoo of Hilo. After the ceremony,
Tobin, Thompson and Kubota hiked over to inspect some of the quarries.