Monday, April 27, 2009
America's Most Endangered Places.
Pic: Lanai City - Lanai, Hawaii. In 1922, James Dole, the president of Dole Food Company bought the entire island of Lanai and turned it into the world's largest pineapple plantation. Laborers from the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China and Portugal worked the pineapple fields and lived in the "plantation houses" that are now at risk. Commercial development and increased tourism threatens to overwhelm the old plantation town.