After rambling around the west side, the hubby, sister and I decided to stop to take photos of the old sugar mill smoke stack in Waipahu. The harrowingly tall and majestic smoke stack is all that remains of the once-largest sugar mill on the island of Oahu. It sits at the back of a dead-end road, in the middle of a barren field, adjacent to what is presently a YMCA. Children were jumping into the pool and blasting modern pop hits from the radio completely unaware of the history that stood forgotten right behind them.
Oahu Sugar Co. built the mill and smoke stack in 1898. For almost 100 years, it operated and produced a large portion of all sugar that came from Oahu. In it’s heyday, the mill served as the most important industry and epicenter of life in the small town. In 1995, due to the decrease of sugar production in Hawaii, the mill closed it’s doors.
romper – morphed from a discount store
belt – Target
maryjanes – Creative Recreation
sunglasses – thrifted
necklace – handmade by me
earrings – kenneth cole