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Kauai



Introduction of Kauai
Island in NW Hawaii, NW of Oahu Island . It wasformed by now extinct volcanoes and geologically isthe oldest of the Hawaiian Island s. Polynesians mayhave land ed here c. 1,000 years ago. It was an independentkingdom when James Cook, the first Europeanto see it, arrived in 1778. In 1810 it became partof the kingdom of Hawaii. The first large-scaleattempt at agricultural development in Hawaii tookplace on Kauai in 1835 when a sugar plantation wasestablished. Its chief town is Lihue.Island in NW Hawaii, NW of Oahu Island . It wasformed by now extinct volcanoes and geologically isthe oldest of the Hawaiian Island s. Polynesians mayhave land ed here c. 1,000 years ago. It was an independentkingdom when James Cook, the first Europeanto see it, arrived in 1778. In 1810 it became partof the kingdom of Hawaii. The first large-scaleattempt at agricultural development in Hawaii tookplace on Kauai in 1835 when a sugar plantation wasestablished. Its chief town is Lihue.

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