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Near Hilo in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio

Daniel K. Inouye Highway

 
 
Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2017
1. Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio Marker
Captions: (top right) 'Ahu'ula (cape); (bottom right) Mahiole (helmet) ca. 1810.
Inscription. Well before sheep and cattle ranching took hold in the second half of the nineteenth century, these rugged 'āina mauna, mountain lands, were traveled for collecting birds and rock or for religious purposes. Rock from Maunakea adze quarries at Keanakāko'i was especially fine-grained, so it was prized through the islands.

The Saddle House was built after World War II by Shipman's Pu'u'ō'ō Ranch. Initially, Saddle House was just one room used for cooking and storing saddles. Later it was enlarged to its present size and served as the main ranch house. In 1974, Saddle House was returned to the state's Waiākea Forest Reserve. Authorized access only via yellow gate.

How did ancient Hawaiians use bird feathers? Bird Catchers captured their prey in the land of the Humu'ula Saddle. 'Ua'u, nēnē and koloa was hunted as a food source while other birds were valued for their colorful feathers. These bright feathers were used to craft glorious cloaks and helmets worn by ali'i (royalty).
 
Location. 19° 40.572′ N, 155° 22.59′ W. Marker is near Hilo, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) (Hawaii Route 200 at milepost 24) near Mauna Kea Access Road, on the right when traveling
Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2017
2. Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio Marker
Mauna Kea in the background
west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilo HI 96720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu'u'ō'ō - Volcano Trail (approx. half a mile away); Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail) (approx. 2 miles away); Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pu'uhuluhulu (approx. 5.9 miles away); Humu'ula Sheep Station (approx. 5.9 miles away); Once in their lifetime, silverswords erupt in flowers (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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