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Rearview Mirror: Windward side provided inspiration for Pat’s at Punaluu and other stories

  • 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.

    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.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER
                                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.

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    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.

    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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