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Rearview Mirror: Site of Moiliili Quarry became UH’s lower campus

  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Moiliili Quarry — now the University of Hawaii lower campus — was Oahu’s main source for rock for roads and buildings from 1889 to 1949.

  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    In 1949 the quarry was tapped out, and the state turned it into a huge parking lot for UH students. The exposed five-story cliff face can be seen in the distance.

When I was going to the University of Hawaii in the early 1970s, what today is called the lower campus was called the quarry. Read more

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