disappointment in the making of this site -- there's not ONE highway named
for the late Don Ho (1930-2007). Only a crummy "street" in Waikiki (really just a private service
road for the Royal Hawaiian complex, where he used to perform -- his shows
later moved to the Waikiki Beachcomber), only about 500 feet long and not even
shown on many Honolulu street maps. Many pork-barreling mainland politicions,
who can't even sing "Tiny Bubbles" to
save their lives, have one or even two freeways named for them. But did Don Ho get a freeway? Nooo!
Auwe! (That bites!)
Ho (standing) and I, before one
In 2002, the governor went out and named all of Hawaii's previously unnamed freeways, for worthy people other than Don Ho. And in February 2010, Hawaii DOT followed part of my suggestion of a less stupefyingly boring name for the new "North-South Road" highway in southwest Oahu, but alas went with "Kualakai Parkway" rather than "Don Ho Parkway." Oh well, I'll keep a lookout for other appropriate highway (re)naming opportunities.