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Haleiwa Hotel, Honolulu
Haleiwa Hotel, Honolulu

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November 16, 1889

At first, business was slow, but, as Dillingham predicted, the railway spurred the growth of new industry. By the early 1900s, the railway covered 160 miles serving several sugar plantations, pineapple farms, and the popular Haleiwa Hotel for tourists. After World War II, trucks began taking over transportation for agricultural business, and eventually the railway shut down. But Dillingham had made his dream a reality.
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