The Iao Valley State Park is the sight of the Iao Needle.
The unique shape of the needle has been formed by many centuries of erosion.
The beautiful and sacred valley is the sight of the most epic battle in Maui’s history when Kamehameha I brought forces from the Big Island in 1790 to conquer and claim the island of Maui.
After reading James Michener’s novel Hawaii a few years ago, I have been absolutely fascinated by the history of this beautiful state. I do realize, however, that many of you don’t visit my blog for history lessons…
If you care to read more about the Kepaniwai Battle or Battle of the Dammed Waters, I have supplied a link for you here.
Aloha and mahalo (thank you) for stopping by!
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