(Original Caption) 1932- Maui, HI: Japanese women carrying a bundle of sugar cane in field at Lahaina, on the Island of Maui. The sugar cane industry, the most important in Hawaii, is rapidly growing by leaps and bounds. Although the soil of the islands is arid, the necessary moisture for irrigation is supplied by numerous waterfalls. This industry started in Hawaii in 1802 with small amounts of the sugar being produced annually until 1876 when thr Reciprocity Treaty was signed with the United States. MORE CAPTION INFORMATION AVAILABLE
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May 18th, 2020
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