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Introducing Laupahoehoe

Another town that had its heyday when sugar was king, Laupahoehoe is now a small community with a pleasant beach park and a handful of attractions.

On April 1, 1946, tragedy hit the small plantation town when a 30ft-high tsunami wiped out the schoolhouse on the point, killing 20 children and four adults. After the tsunami the whole town moved uphill.