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Punalu’u Village

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  With a prime location on a Hawaiian black sand beach, the Punalu'u Village Restaurant and Ka'u Center of History and Culture deteriorates into the elements.         Historically the land on the southeastern coast of Hawaii's Big Island was that of the Ka'u Kingdom. In the late 1800's, this area was connected to other parts of Hawaii by commercial shipping, allowing the land to build a large economy based around sugar plantations. Prior to the completion of the island's first railroad in 1878, which connected the village of Punalu'u in the Ka'u District to the town of Keaiwa, Punalu'u harbor and landing would be the prima ...

Haiku Stairs


  Haiku Stairs   Atop Puu Keahiakahoe summit in the Koolau mountain range on Hawaii's island of Oahu are the remains of a microwave satellite relay station that at one time served in being able to transmit signals from Hawaii to submarines as far away as the depths of Tokyo Harbor. Ha'iku, the Hawaiian word for Kahili flower, is the namesake for the Haiku Valley, chosen for the microwave transmitter project due to its elevation (2,850') on steep cliffs whose valley bowls were ideal for long-distance transmissions to ships and submarines used in WWII near the waters of Australia and the Indian Ocean. To first construct t ...

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