The Remnants Of This Abandoned Mill In Hawaii Are Hauntingly Beautiful
Imagine Hawaii in the mid-1800s: the islands were united under the leadership of King Kamehameha III, Christian missionaries had recently arrived on the islands, the first coffee was planted in Kona – and sugar cane was king.
Sugar cane production in Hawaii began at the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa, on the southern coast of Kauai, in 1835. This would mark the beginning of what would become the largest industry in Hawaii, though the plantation has long since been abandoned.
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Have you ever seen the abandoned Koloa Sugar Mill in person? Were you more creeped out or in awe of this incredible piece of Hawaiian history?
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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