Laupahoehoe in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Slowly, with the influence of plantation life and more modern ways, the face of the area changed. Laupahoehoe town was located down in the valley where the old Mamalahoa Highway led you through this thriving community. Boasting restaurants, hotels, a coffee mill, soda works, livery stables, post office, it offers everything you could want in a town. In the 1920s the population of the village in Laupahoehoe grew to approximately 2,000. From 1912 people traveled by rail and would stop at the Laupahoehoe station and travel down to the Point on foot or by horse. Even back then tourists found refuge in this area's tranquility. Passengers on the train could get out of the rail cars and grace down through the valley, to the rough "leaf of lava" jutting out into the sea.
As people took the train more, less
From the era of Laupahoehoe Point being port of call and a thriving little community in its heyday, through it varied history, including the Tragedy of 1946, the point will continue to attract, with its enduring beauty, as one of Hawaii's most ruggedly picturesque areas.
Location. 19° 59.12′ N, 155° 14.165′ W. Marker is in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Highway 19 (Hawaii Route 19), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laupahoehoe HI 96764, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.