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Friday, April 13, 2007

Kualoa Sugar Mill

Kualoa Sugar Mill
Kualoa served as one of the most sacred places in historical times and residing on this land is another relic of the past - the Kualoa Sugar Mill.

Built in 1863 by Charles Judd and Samuel Wilder, it was equipped with the latest milling technology from Scotland. According to Mike Woodfin, a couple of years after its opening, Samuel Wilder's nine year old son fell into a Vat of boiling syrup and survived only for a couple of days after until he finally died. Seven years later, due to lack of rain, the land was too arid for sugar cane and closed.

For more photos of this historical place, check out Ian Lind's photo page...
http://www.ilind.net/gallery_2006/millOct06/index.htm

Trivia: Can you name some movies filmed at this location? Hint: Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Steven Spielberg

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12 Comments:

Blogger Kuanyin said...

You really capture the most beautiful qualities of Hawaii..the mana leaps off the page.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 10:45:00 PM HST  
Blogger ICE_Molly said...

hmmmm... 50 first dates, jurassic park, castaway???

Interesting about the sugar mill...

hey, what about karate kid 2, was that filmed there?

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:52:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

LOL - I think Ice_Molly knows wayyyy too much =D
You got it all that I was thinking of - well, except for castaway - I was thinking of Volcanoe Joe - one of Tom Hanks first movies when he was a little les known person - and but I do not know about Karate Kid 2 - never seen that movie but maybe someone else will know hmmm nice one! =D

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 3:40:00 AM HST  
Anonymous ruth said...

What an awful story! :| Very sad.

But this is a cool place, and I like knowing its history.

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 6:35:00 AM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Wow, Ice Molly is good. I only thought of 50 First Dates, which is an obvious one if you saw the movie. Kala, did you see the filming of that movie or others in Honolulu?

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 7:41:00 AM HST  
Anonymous kris said...

Wonderful shot! ruins always come with a sad history isnt it?

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 9:08:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

The only film/TV series Ive actually seen in person was Lost =)

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 9:40:00 AM HST  
Blogger Olive said...

Great photo! And Great blog for that matter.
I thought of Volacnoe Joe as well... And you ACTUALLY saw a filming of Lost?? I'm at a loss of words... SO LUCKY! (I'm a little too addicted to that show)

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:54:00 PM HST  
Blogger Sally said...

I was thinking Jurassic Park....couldn't get beyond that!

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 6:35:00 PM HST  
Blogger Lisi said...

hey Kala my friend, wassup? great photos and the color of the water is so beautiful in the big wave photo...Haven't been here for soooooo long...I miss those days I can browse DP blogs everyday :-)

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 8:14:00 PM HST  
Blogger evil cake lady said...

how sad that a sugar mill was built right on top of a sacred place.

but the photo is beautiful! :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 8:18:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

This photo makes me feel sooo peaceful and surrender to the nature.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 11:48:00 PM HST  

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