Kualoa Sugar Mill
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Aloha! Thank you for visiting the Kualoa Sugar Mill section of my website. Here, you will discover captivating photographs and delve into the history of the old Kualoa Sugar Mill, located on the windward coast of Oahu in Hawaii.
The Kualoa Sugar Mill holds significant historical value as it was the first sugar mill to be established on the island of Oahu. Constructed between 1863 and 1865 by Charles Hastings Judd and Samuel G. Wilder, it boasted state-of-the-art steam-powered machinery imported from Scotland.
Tragedy struck the mill in 1866 when Samuel Wilder's son lost his life after falling into a vat of boiling sugar syrup. Devastated by the loss, Samuel Wilder's mother could no longer bear to reside at the mill and subsequently moved away. In 1870, Samuel Wilder transferred his share of the mill to Charles Judd.
Due to insufficient rainfall in the Kualoa Ranch area for sugar cultivation, the Kualoa Sugar Mill was forced to close its operations in 1871. However, remnants of its rich history can still be witnessed today along Kamehameha Highway. The 35-foot coral brick smokestack and the remaining structures of the mill stand as enduring testaments to its past.
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Enjoy your visit to the Kualoa Sugar Mill section of my website, and may it transport you to an era filled with stories and heritage.