ISLAND HISTORY: Gerald Hirata’s unique Kaua‘i sugar plantation camp map
Gerald Hirata, historian, and caretaker of the Hanapepe Soto Zen Temple, has created, for the first time, a revised USGS topographical map on which the names of 26 now almost entirely nonexistent south and westside Kaua‘i sugar plantation housing camps are matched with their locations.
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An amazing service to us all, Gerald! Mahalo nui! Is there any way we can get a copy of this map?
My husband’s grandfather and his family of eight children lived in Camp 4. Torasuke Okamura worked at McBryde Store before the war and we want to learn more about plantation life, their family life, and his internment. Twenty-five family members will tour the area during our family reunion in June 2023. Any information will be appreciated!