HAWAII -- THE ALOHA STATE
This beautiful island chain in the central Pacific wasdiscovered by Polynesian settlers between the 3rd and 7thcenturies A.D. and by British Captain James Cook in 1778.
. It was ruled by a series of Hawaiian kings until 1893, whenan overthrow of the monarchy gave the islands into thehands of the United States.
Admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959, it became the50th State.