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Interview with Harold P. Luscomb

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Title: Interview with Harold P. Luscomb
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Luscomb, Harold P.
Keywords: Caucasians - Lifestyles
Natural Disasters
Sugar Cane Processing
Issue Date: 1999
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description: Pennsylvania-born man talks about his father, a Hilo Electric manager; Puueo neighborhood; and Hilo education. He also covers Hilo's social hierarchy, events of December 7, 1941, sugar industry, waterfront jobs, and the 1949 longshore strike. After the 1960 tsunami, he helped coordinate the sugar plantations' equipment and personnel in the massive cleanup. He also summarizes the history of sugar in Hawaii.
freight clerk, sugar plantation office manager, chief of services; Caucasian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 50 min
31 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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