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Interview with Ronald Square Goya
|Title:||Interview with Ronald Square Goya|
|Contributors:||Piianaia, Nancy (interviewer)|
Goya, Ronald Square (interviewee)
South Hilo (district)
World War II
|Series:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I|
|Source:||29-15-1-98, 29-16-1-98, 29-17-2-98, 29-18-2-98|
|Description:||A Hilo native remembers his parents and growing up in Shinmachi. He recalls his family's service station/grocery store. His arranged marriage and long-distance engagement are also discussed. Includes effects of World War II on the Big Island: martial law, rationing, blackouts, and military presence. Describes fountain business and loco moco and volcano sundae specialties. The 1946 and 1960 tsunamis are remembered, including eye-witness accounts, damages, and long-term impact. Interviewed with May Goya.|
service station owner, storekeeper, fountain owner; Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||3 hr, 35 min|
|Coverage (Spatial):||Hilo, Hawaii (island)|
|Appears in Collections:||
Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i|
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