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Off Track: Field Guide: There’s Something About Mānoa Valley

August 30, 2020

From the Honolulu Magazine website

There’s something about Mānoa Valley. Ka‘ahumanu built a home on the Tantalus side of the slopes. Wetland taro and ‘ōhi‘a thrived in the verdant land and in 1825, John Wilkinson planted some of the first coffee trees there. Today, the usually misty Ko‘olau mountain range stretches above the homes of a quiet community of retirees and families who congregate in the small businesses along East Mānoa Road, and the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus.

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