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Old Sugar Mill Of Koloa

Koloa, Hawaii
County of Kauai.
National Register Number: 66000296
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Agriculture/Subsistence - processing.
Congressional District: HI-2 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Sugar cane had been grown by native Hawaiians, but the establishment in 1835 of the Ladd & Company sugar plantation, the first commercially successful such enterprise in the Islands, marked the real foundation of what is now Hawaii's largest industry. Sugar long played a major role in Hawaiian economics and politics, and was perhaps the dominant force in bringing about the annexation of the Islands to the United States.


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