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Now a bedroom community for Hilo, Keaau formerly was a sugar plantation town. Situated along the road between Hilo and Volcano at a fork which leads to Pahoa, it was advantageously situated as a nexus between the various towns. Its mill closed in 1990, and since that time its historic commercial core has been seriously eroded by the development of shopping centers.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard

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