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Hawaii’s Last Refuge

April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The Washington Post By John Deiner - Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 15, 2004 Makaila Purdy stood beneath a tree dripping with macadamias and the remnants of a passing rain shower, three felines at her feet and a hammer in her hand. As I clopped about in the mud, she waved me over to a dilapidated table encircled by a mound of discarded nut shells. "Come, come. Don't be shy," she said, surveying the six travelers standing before her at Purdy's Nut Farm, a roadside blip with a dirt-caked sign and parking for three cars. "Such a rainy [...]

Molokai, “the last Hawaiian place”

April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The Seattle Times Originally published November 18, 2007 at 12:00 am Here on Molokai, the sleepiest of the major Hawaiian islands — the one that calls itself the "Friendly Isle" — a sign on the... By Beverly Beyette KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii — Here on Molokai, the sleepiest of the major Hawaiian islands — the one that calls itself the “Friendly Isle” — a sign on the door of Friendly Market Center says, “Aloha spirit required here. If you can’t share it today, please visit us some other time. Mahalo.” It’s not that this family-owned market in [...]

A Mule Ride Into Molokai’s Storied History

April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

San Jose Mercury News By Eric Noland - Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 03/21/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT Visitors to Molokai take the mule ride down to Kalaupapa National... (Photo credit: Ray Mains) KALAUPAPA, Hawaii — A visit to Kalaupapa is the antithesis of sun-washed revelry in the Hawaiian Islands, but it's a story of human tragedy and bureaucratic atrocity that shouldn't be forgotten. The status of this settlement as Kalaupapa National Historical Park, established in 1980 and overseen by the National Park Service, seeks to ensure that it isn't. In 1865, Hansen's disease — as leprosy came to be [...]