Hawaii may be America’s youngest state, but it was home to fascinating history and culture long before 1959. While historic sites abound throughout the islands, there is perhaps no destination more fascinating that the almost-ghost town of Laupahoehoe, a quaint community on Hawaii Island’s eastern coast that is now a shell of its former self.

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Do you remember the once-thriving community of Laupahoehoe? What about the 1946 tsunami that struck the town?

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