Pearl City, Hawaii
Pearl City is located along the north shore of Pearl Harbor on the Oahu island in Hawaii.
Pearl City is the second largest city in Hawaii with a population of 47,698 residents (2010).
About Pearl City
Pearl City has an successful tourism industri, and international and local industry. Many business establishments have made Pearl City their home. The city has many parks, beaches, museums and other tourist attractions.
To See And To Do In Pearl City
Pearl City District Park
Pearl City Shopping Center
Waiau District Park
Pacific Palisades Community Park
History Of Pearl City
Around 1794, western explorers came to the area. The Pearl River proved oysters, which bore pearls. By 1815, the lucrative pearl trade was an successful business. The oyster population of Pearl River rapidly wane around 1850. In the early 1900s, the sugar production industry was the main business in the city. The World War II made the sugar plantations and refineries to close down.
On December 7, 1941, over 350 Japanese bomber planes attacked Pearl Harbor. Deaths of military personnel totaled 2,323 people. Many civilians were also killed in the attack. Another 1,178 people were wounded. Eight battleships were sunk or damaged, along with three light cruisers, three destroyers, and four smaller ships. 21 United States ships were damaged and 347 planes. 1,177 men perished in the fiery sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona, which was at its moorings on Battleship Row, and sunk in just nine minutes after being hit by a bomb. Nine hundred of the Arizona's crew remain entombed in the sunken vessel. United States anti-aircraft guns responded to the warplanes 15 minutes after the start of the bombing. Only 29 Japanese planes were destroyed. After the World War II, several tourism and trade business establishments have popped up in the city.
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