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Puunene Maui Hawaii - blast from the past

Puunene Maui Hawaii - blast from the past

This part of Maui was once a thriving community built around the HC&S Sugar Mill.  Not much remains of the homes that housed the camp workers, and there's little to remind us of how life was back then.  Even though these are new pictures, they give you an impression of how things looked once upon a time on Maui...

the old post office at Puunene Maui Hawaii

the post office in Puunene is still hanging in there

HC&S Sugar Mill in Puunene Maui HI

the old company store has closed the doors

HC&S Sugar Mill in Puunene Maui HI

the last sugar mill in Hawaii still operates in Puunene


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Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • September 05 2013 08:37PM


Hi Georgina, The photos tying back in time to the local history is wonderful. Nice job and very interesting. It did bring back memories of photos I has seen of Hawaii from back in the 50's.
Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing your photographs and a little local history.Other bloggers should consider local community history as a continuing blogging theme.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing that bit of history with us, Georgie. Love the photos and the one you put on Facebook of the sugar mill.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 5 years ago

Georgia - the top one looks like it could be an old tintype picture ..... you have to love what you can do with photos today and how easy it is to do it.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 5 years ago


Always enjoy your post good pictures and information. Have a great week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 5 years ago

Georgina, I would never have guessed that Hawaii was down to one sugar mill in operation.

Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) over 5 years ago

Hi and thanks for the comments. Yes it's the last sugar mill that still runs and when they close their doors it will mark the end of that era.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 5 years ago

Hi Georgina,

It was a simplier life and the construction was much simplier back then. It is fun to see the older pictures and remember good times, less congestion and less traffic too. I sometimes wish we could go back to that era! I love your post office picture.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) over 5 years ago

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