Earlier this year, the 125-year-old Haleakala Ranch released its official history–called Haleakala Ranch–as written by John Harrisson. Now the Ranch–which contains about 29,000 acres–has decided that everyone should have access to the book. It’s gone and donated copies to every public library in Maui County as well as every public and private high school in the county.
“We hope that our donation helps to enhance the library’s already outstanding collection of Hawaii books,” said Haleakala Ranch president Don Young in an Oct. 9 Haleakala Ranch news release. “The history of Haleakala Ranch is such an integral part of Maui’s history, we wanted to make it available to everyone.”
Image of D. Howard Hitchcock’s 1918 painting West Maui From Haleakala Ranch: Wikimedia Commons