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This photo of Halemaumau, a volcano on the island of Kauai, was taken by Captain Hughes, March 13, 1922. In labeling this photo, he pointed out the large crag in the lava lake. Jagged crags are made of stranded, solidified lava and can rise as much as 100 feet above the surface of the lava lake. A natural levee separates the smooth surface of the active lava lake from overflows of thick lava in foreground. Until 1924, there was always a lava lake in the caldera of Halemaumau. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 13, 1922

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Item Number: 315019
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 465A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315019

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