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Molokans In Hawaii

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Has anyone ever heard about this


Check out this article from The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer dated March 1906


It references a land grant to molokans in exchange for labor


Wow! That is a great find in history of the Molokans in Hawaii.

Back in the late 80's when I visited Hawaii and the islands that surround it, coming from

the Honolulu airport and headed towards our motel on the island provided in that article,

I noted, as a car passed our tour van, a couple of bearded men in the front seat and

women dressed in kasinkas in the backseat of their car.

It seemed strange to see this familiar site so I took a photo as the car passed us. Granted

the photo turned out blury because of the movement of both vehicles.

That memory had long faded until I read your article. Upon finishing the article, I had a

flashback of what I had witnessed in 1989.

I had no idea that the Molokans had also gone to Hawaii.


Thank you for posting that article. It was quite interesting "to me".






Ps. I'm also thrilled that the article next to the Molokan article was about Oklahoma.

That's where I am now.

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