Big Island resident shares life on a sugar plantation
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 1973
Onomea Sugar Co. in Papaikou, north of Hilo, could produce 1,600 bags of sugar an hour. Over 50 miles of flumes brought water to the fields.
STAR-ADVERTISER / DATE UNKNOWN
Kenneth Fujii’s grandfather worked from 6 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. six days a week. In between, workers had a half-hour break for lunch around noon, for a 10-hour workday.
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