A long-awaited book, "Hale-akala Ranch," premiered at the end of May during the opening of the "Paniolo Country: A Themed Exhibition" at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. It tells the fascinating story of the 125-year-old ranch founded by brothers Harry and Sam Baldwin. In the book, readers become acquainted with the Maui that existed prior to tourism and learn about the ranch's important role in the island's economy, culture and natural history. It also contains many rare and priceless photos culled from the private collections of those who love the ranch. In addition, colorful stories told by family, friends and current and retired employees offer an authentic glimpse into paniolo life.
"Haleakala Ranch" was published by Barbara Pope Books.
“Haleakala Ranch” is available for purchase from the Hui No‘eau for $40. The author, John Harrisson (pictured here), researched the book for more than five years.
Photo: Cindy Schumacher