Near Waimea in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Humu'ula Sheep Station
Daniel K. Inouye Highway
How many sheep grazed these lands? In 1890, Japanese laborers built the network of prominent stone walls which still enclose the grassy area south of Maunakea. These stone walls were built to last, though some sections were covered by the 1935 lava flow. By the early 1900s, a herd of 23,000 sheep grazed these lands along with several hundred head of cattle and horses. Shearing was done over a six-weeks period every spring by ranch hands from Waimea, most of them part-Hawaiian.
Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) would drive the herd on horseback from these pastures to the port of Kawaihae for off-island shipping. After the conclusion of World War II, this roadway opened to vehicular traffic and truck transportation prove more efficient. By the 1960s, cattle had replaced most of the sheep, Today the land is owned by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Location. 19° 41.328′ N, 155° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kamuela HI 96743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu'uhuluhulu (here, next to this marker); Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pu'u'ō'ō - Volcano Trail (approx. 5.4 miles away); Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail) (approx. 8 miles away); Once in their lifetime, silverswords erupt in flowers (approx. 14.6 miles away).
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