KALAUPAPA & KALAWAO
A Pair of Hawaiian Leper Colonies
Kalaupapa and Kalawao are not
everyday names in most American’s lives, but these two locations on
Both locations are now National Historic Parks and explain the importance of the locations to Hawaiian and American history.
KALAUPAPA is located on the north shore of the
island at the base of the
Hansen's Disease is now controllable with drugs, so the colony has faded. Many of the longtime residents don't want to leave, even though in 1969 the quarantine restrictions placed on them were lifted. In 1991, the average age of the remaining 89 people was 68.
Also located on
Molokai, KALAWAO, is on the east side of the
This was our Ghost Town of the Month for January 2005
These are two of the towns featured in my newest book, GHOST TOWNS: Yesterday & TodayTM.
· Latitude: 21.1925000 / 21° 11' 33" N
· Longitude: -156.9861111 / 156° 59' 10" W
· Latitude: 21.1802778 / 21° 10' 49" N
· Longitude: -156.9511111 / 156° 57' 04" W
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