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Maui - The Magic Island

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Maui, located northwest of "The Big Island" of Hawaii, is known for its beauty, tourism and agriculture.  Two of its nicknames are "The Magic Island" and "The Valley Isle."

For many decades, it had vast sugar-cane plantations which were worked by Japanese laborers (among others).  About 37,000 acres of Maui land are still dedicated to sugar-cane growing.  Other key crops are coffee, macadamia nuts, papaya, tropical flowers and fresh pineapple.

One of Maui's key attractions is the now-dormant volcano, Haleakala.  Although its last eruption occurred around 1790, volcanologists think it is possible Haleakala could become active again.

Other key attractions, for tourists - aside from the beaches - are:

Charles Lindbergh, the pioneering aviator, moved to Maui and is buried there (in the village of Kipahulu, not far from the Seven Pools of O'heo Gulch).

Click on the image for a better view of the map.


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Image of Maui map, online courtesy State of Hawaii.

 

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