1917: “O, THE WILD JOY OF IT!” BY M. LEOLA CRAWFORD

“Seven Weeks in Hawaii,” a short illustrated book by Washington state writer and stenographer M. Leola Crawford, was published in 1913. Visitors to Waikiki by this time were encouraged to take surfing lessons from hotel-employed beachboys; Crawford was fortunate enough to go riding with Duke Kahanamoku.  *  *  *  At three o’clock they dropped me…