National Geographic : 1954 May
614 Robert K.Bonine + Honolulu Then and Now: 3 Decades Have Tripled the Population and Crowded the Valley Between Punchbowl and Diamond Head + Punchbowl, crater of an extinct volcano, served in 1920 as a cactus-trimmed lookout for the photographer, who drove toitstopinaModel-T Ford, circa 1913. The air view opposite shows the Punchbowl landscaped to accommodate the graves of 14,000 servicemen who died during World War IIorinKorea. War correspond ent Ernie Pyle rests among them. Distant marsh in the older picture has been drained by the new Ala Wai Canal (opposite, right) tomake way fortheAlaWai Golf Course (open space) and the adjacent area. Broad Kalakaua Avenue (page 579) intersects the canal, heads into Waikiki Beach, and ends beneath Diamond Head, the rim of another extinct volcano. Few but airmen see the crater's bowl.