Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement

Local nameKalaupapa Leprosy Settlement
LocationHawaii, USA

Kalaupapa National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in Kalaupapa, Hawaiʻi, on the island of Molokaʻi. Coterminous with the boundaries of Kalawao County and primarily on Kalaupapa peninsula, it was established by Congress in 1980 to expand upon the earlier National Historic Landmark site of the Kalaupapa Leper Settlement. It is administered by the National Park Service. Its goal is to preserve the cultural and physical settings of the two leper colonies on the island of Molokaʻi, which operated from 1866 to 1969 and had a total of 8500 residents over the decades.

More than 7300 people live on the remainder of the island, which was a site of cattle ranching and pineapple production for decades. Much of these lands were purchased and controlled by the owners and developers of Molokai Ranch. This part of the island is also a tourist destination.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalaupapa_Leprosy_Settlement_and_National_Historical_Park

Official website http://www.nps.gov/kala/index.htm

Coordinates 21°10'39.348" N -156°57'35.201" E

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