Entries Tagged as 'koloa'

The Sugar Monument in Koloa, the Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

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I’ve been to Koloa town a bunch of times and I never noticed across the street from all of the shops there is a white circular sculpture. Maybe I saw this before and it never registered. It looks like nothing. But as I was looking at the food truck, I noticed the interior of this circle is a bronze sculpture. Looking online I found out it is The Sugar Monument and is the work of Jan Gordan Fischer, who also did the famous Duke statue in Waikiki. The sculpture pays tribute to Hawaii’s sugar mill workers, who were from all over the world. Depicted in bronze are workers from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Japan, Portugal and the Philippines.

The Sugar Monument is located on the ruins of the Ladd & Company sugar mill and was built in 1985 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Hawaiian sugar industry. The first Hawaiian sugar plantation was in Koloa.

One other thing about this area? It’s so overrun with chickens! I swear they were stalking me!! But anyway, very cool monument. So much more information on The Sugar Monument here.

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Kauai Food Truck, You’re Doing It Wrong!

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

While in Koloa, I noticed a food truck parked across the street from all of the stores, so I wandered over. The thing is…. .this truck is parked here 24/7 and has a permanent sign! Kauai Food Truck, you’re doing it wrong!

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Island Soap & Candle Works

November 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Island Soap & Candles Works has such a cute store in Koloa Town. I love to stop in and browse. I have also ordered from them online. These guys started out in Kekaha on Kauai back in 1984 and have grown like crazy.

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