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A tour of Parker Ranch is a trip through history

  • COURTESY NAHUA GUILLOZ / PARKER RANCH

    Puuopelu, the home of the late Richard Smart.

  • COURTESY CHERYL TSUTSUMI

    Two bronze vases that Samuel Parker received from the emperor of Japan.

  • COURTESY NAHUA GUILLOZ / PARKER RANCH

    A room in Mana Hale is dedicated to Elizabeth Dowsett Parker, Smart’s grandmother. She raised Smart after his mother, her daughter Annie Thelma Parker, died in 1914, the year after he was born. The room displays some of his grandmother’s personal belongings.

Parker Ranch, one of the oldest cattle ranches in America, is marking its 170th anniversary this year. Read more

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