|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Watson- Hawaii scenes
Personal photographs of J. P. Watson, a Tulsan who served during World War I. Most of the photographs date from 1918 through the early 1920's.
Top of "Battery Henry Adair" on Ford Island. Pearl Harbor in the background. Image in two pieces.
In 1887 King Kalahaua gave the US the right to use Ford Island and it became the base for the 6th Aero Squadron. In 1916 the government acquired two small parcels of land on the Island that were used as casements for two batteries of six-inch rifled guns. Each battery consisted of two guns. Site were located on the southeast and northeast corners of the island. Named Battery Boyd and Battery Adair, the sites were completed in mid-1917 and were the first presence of the military on Ford Island. The sites were used until 1925 and the guns removed.
World War I