More Celebrities

Like every small town, Kauai plays up any connections it has to famous people. Since I can’t recognize these people, I usually just read about them in the newspaper. Time for some more name dropping:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball player only slightly less famous than Michael Jordan, apparently owns a house on the north shore of Kaua’i.
  • J.K. Rowling, the slightly more famous author of the Harry Potter series, has visited here all the way from England, and had direct ancestors living here back in the early plantation days before 1900. According to the newspaper, her maternal great-grandfather was a Scottish physician who lived in Kilauea then Waimea for 15 years before moving back to London.
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