Now the economic and government center for the island of Molokai, during the mid-nineteenth century, Kamehameha V maintained a beachfront home here. The three-block-long town developed in the 1920s as a railhead and port for central Molokai's sugar and pineapple operations. It still retains a number of its one-and two-story commercial buildings, interspersed with modern infill.
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