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COURTESY CAROLE KAAPU
David Kaapu lived a simple life in Punaluu without electricity or plumbing. Tourists sought him out and many said meeting him was the high point of their vacation.
Paul Masuoka, left, the owner of Masu’s Massive Plate Lunch on Liliha Street, posed with employees Aaron Muraoka, Queenie Lee and Lannette Roberts in 2007, the year the restaurant closed.
COURTESY GLENN AND LINDA CRAWFORD
Desmond “Pat” Hallaran escaped from a German World War II camp, and opened Pat’s at Punaluu in 1951. He said he would fantasize about living in Hawaii while in captivity.
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