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Secrets of Hawaii : Central Oahu
Landscape - Central Oahu
Landscape - Central Oahu
Outside Waialua, North Shore Hawaii
Dole Plantation
Dole Plantation
Photo courtesy of Aukipa
      A typical tourist stop is Dole Plantation. Now this is a tourist trap completed with it's overpriced store, train ride to nowhere, and garden maze. It is worth a quick look on the way to the North Shore. You might even learn a little bit about pineapple growing in Hawaii. When you stop here try the pineapple ice cream, it is really quite good.
Pineapples growing
Landscape - Central Oahu Pineapple Field
    Above a pineapple field in Central Oahu. When agriculture was king in Hawaii, pineapple and sugar cane where major crops in Hawaii and drove the local economy. Many early immigrants from China, Japan, Portugal and the Philippines came to work on the sugar and pineapple plantations. These groups along with Native Hawaiians began to meddle together giving Hawaii local pidgin and its unique culture.  Pineapple is still a major agricultural export for Hawaii, but tourism and military spending are now the driving forces behind the local economy.
  Some photos from the days when sugar was king in Hawaii.
Harvesting Sugar Cane [large photo]
Harvesting Sugar Cane [large photo]