Never Idle: The Contributions Of Ethel Baldwin

Never Idle: The Contributions of Ethel Baldwin

While many people know of Harry Baldwin's plantation and political career, less is known of his wife Ethel Baldwin (née Smith), a great community leader in her own right. Whatever Ethel was involved in, she was non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-discriminatory.…

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Stick Horses Spotted In Makawao

Stick Horses Spotted in Makawao

Makawao has its own special breed of horse – the stick horse!  Exactly twenty years ago, Theresa and Charlene Thompson came up with an idea to entertain the crowds who were waiting for the Fourth of July Rodeo parade as…

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The Making Of The USO Exhibit

The Making of the USO Exhibit

History has a funny way of coming to life. Without knowing it we are enlightened by events of the past. We become “detectives” as it were. One clue leads to another and discoveries are made. It all started with a…

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Rodeo Exhibit

Rodeo Exhibit

The Makawao Fourth of July Rodeo has been a remarkable success from its very beginning.  One Sunday in July of 1956, 2,000 fans (four times more than organizers expected and had seats for) watched paniolo from three islands battle it out…

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Crossroads Exhibit

Crossroads Exhibit

The four buildings that comprise the Makawao Crossroads have a common tie: the name Tam. It was natural that the Chinese, the first ethnic group brought in for plantation labor would be early residents and property owners. Tam Sing, Tam…

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Plantation Exhibit

Plantation Exhibit

Sugar cultivation in Makawao began in 1857 with the East Maui Sugar Plantation also known as the Kaluanui Plantation. The most significant Makawao sugar operation began in 1869, when Henry P. Baldwin and Samuel T. Alexander purchased a 12-acre Hawaiian…

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