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Guide To North Hawaii Parker Ranch

The Parker Ranch is the second largest cattle ranch in the United States. It all began when British sailor and discoverer George Vancouver came to the Big Island and brought cattle with him as a gift to King Kamehameha in 1793. The king was honored and put the animals under a kapu, which ensured their survival. For the next 2 decades the cattle reproduced rapidly and soon became a nuisance. John Palmer Parker, a young man from Massachusetts, who was friends with the king, saw an opportunity and started to supply the arriving ships with fresh beef. Soon the cattle trade became important as more and more ships arrived to hunt whales. In 1815 Parker married the granddaughter of the king and inherited a lot of land, where he was allowed to raise his own cattle herds. He convinced the king to import skilled labor from California, Mexico and Spain who should teach Hawaiian workers how to handle cattle professionally. The Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) was born. Even today you can encounter the original Hawaiian paniolo, who does his grocery shopping on a horse.To enjoy true country living, stay at the Waimea Lodge for a few nights.

I write my essay fast about Parker Ranch and one of the interesting fact that I wrote about is that in 1847 John Palmer Parker officially established the Parker Ranch on land granted by King Kamehameha III.

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