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Historic Hawaii island trail wins $275K funding

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:07 a.m. HST, Feb 25, 2013

The federal government is providing $275,000 in funding to improve a historic Hawaii island trail.

The U.S. Transportation Department money will pay for road, paving, parking and signs at the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

The trail follows an ancient shoreline footpath called the Ala Loa. The footpath was the major road connecting more than 600 Hawaii communities from the 15th through the 18th centuries.

The route is one of just 18 across the country to be designated a National Historic Trail. Others include the Iditarod, the Pony Express and the Trail of Tears.

The funding will also pay for trail treatments to improve user safety and protect cultural and natural resources. It's aimed at enhancing visitor experiences while honoring Native Hawaiian culture and the environment.

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SteveToo wrote:
With the Sequester hanging over our heads is this necessary?
on February 25,2013 | 08:08AM
false wrote:
I don't get it... where is this trail on the map? From where to where?
on February 25,2013 | 09:21AM
hanalei395 wrote:
It's probably a trail around the island. "Ala Loa" means long trail, long path.
on February 25,2013 | 11:35AM
Kaluu wrote:
What the heck kaina story is this? Why he no tell where the trail? Looks like Ka Lae, but what part? From where to where? What side of Ka Lae? I uka of the pali?
on February 25,2013 | 09:33AM
Snator wrote:
The SA could've helped a little with the article and provided this link: http://www.nps.gov/alka/index.htm.
on February 25,2013 | 10:19AM
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