The beginning of the “Pineapple Island,” 1922.

LANAI SOLD FOR A MILLION DOLLARS.

Last week Monday, it was confirmed that Lanai was purchased by Hawaiian Pineapple Company [Hui Halakahiki Hawaii] for the price of a million dollars.

The two owners of the island, except for a remainder of but a thousand acres, are Frank F. Baldwin and H. A. Baldwin, giving them ownership of about 130 square miles.

Included in this purchase was the land, animals, and the buildings of Lanai Ranch [hui hanai holoholona o Lanai].

The main purpose for buying the island of Lanai was to plant pineapple, but for the time being, the company will explore planting pineapple in Waialua, and within three or four years from now, they will think about planting pineapple on Lanai; but for now, ranching will continue on the island.

Before Lanai becomes a pineapple island, one of the things that the pineapple company must think about first is the building of a proper pier, and at the same time, to do test plantings of pineapple at different places to see how the pineapple grows or does not grow.

(Kuokoa, November 23, 1922, p. 3)

LILO O LANAI NO HOOKAHI MILIONA DALA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 47, Aoao 3. Novemaba 23, 1922.

“Just like being at home!” Hawaiian Pine cannery, 1918.

Wanted are Men and Women Workers

Nice Place to Work

Cafeteria with Hot Snacks–Clothes Lockers for the Women–Dispensary–White Aprons, White Hats, Rubber Gloves, Provided at No Cost.

Good Wages

Just like Being at Home

Hawaiian Pineapple Cannery, Iwilei

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1918, p. 7)

Makemakeia i Poe Kanaka...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 30, Aoao 7. Iulai 26, 1918.

Pineapples in Wahiawa, 1920.

Truth About the Hawaiian Pineapple Company

The Hawaiian Pineapple Company always upholds good relations amongst its employees, supervisors, and heads, and we believe we always have the full backing of our employees, and if that weren’t the case, gaining the progress we have today would be incomprehensible.

The farming of pineapples in Wahiawa is on about 10,000 acres of land, and we believe that it is producing, with the aid of the steadfast workers and machinery of the newest model, the finest pineapple of the world.

Canned at the pineapple plant in Honolulu, in a single day from 1919 on, more than 650,000 cans of pineapple. This is due to the modern processes and new machinery, along with the skilled and careful workers.

JAMES D. DOLE,

President of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

(This is the third advertisement.)

(Kuokoa, 6/25/1920, p. 4)

Na Mea Oiaio Pili i ka Hui Halakahiki Hawaii

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 25, Aoao 4. Iune 25, 1920.

Hawaiian Pine purchases Lanai, 1922.

LANAI GOES TO THE HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE COMPANY

Last Tuesday the deal went through for Hawaiian Pineapple Company to purchase the land, the animals, and all equipment of Frank F. Baldwin and Harry A. Baldwin upon the Island of Lanai.

After paying the agreed price of $1,100,000, the retention of the old head managers and the members of the board of supervisors [papa alakai] of the Lanai Company, Ltd., of each of their positions was approved.

All of the rights of the Lanai Company has accrued to the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, and a number of new leaders have been chosen for that company, those being: James D. Dole, president; Kenneth B. Barnes, secretary; R. S. West, treasurer.

The entirety of Lanai is owned by the Lanai Co., Ltd, except for 1,000 acres, some kuleana lands, and all animals, cows, sheep, structures and other equipment of the ranch.

The new company will continue ranching, however, according to what is clearly understood, it will begin to plant pineapple on approximately 20,000 acres of chosen land, when the time is right.

The first thing planned by the Hawaiian Pine Company is to farm on land bought in Waialua this year while put aside the lands on Lanai until the right time comes to farm there. What it must do prior to farming pineapple is to build a pier, roads, and housing for the laborers, and if that happens, then pineapple from that island will hit the market in 1927.

(Kuokoa, 12/7/1922, p. 1)

LILO O LANAI I KA HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE COMPANY

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 49, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 7, 1922.

Hawaiian Pine Advertisement, 1919.

150 Women

NEW POSITIONS WANTED FILLED SOON

AT THE PINEAPPLE PLANT

OF

Hawaiian Pineapple Co. [On Iwilei Street]

LOOK FOR THIS SIGN

HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE CO.

JAMES D. DOLE, President and Foreman

1700 workers are working there currently and are receiving good pay.

The set hours are 7 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. with half an hour food break.

High overtime pay is paid for work done over the regular hours.

Regular costs for food, 5¢, 10¢ and 15¢.

Snacks, 10¢ for school girls.

Food for free after 6 p. m. Special amenities for the women: Break room, lockers, seats for each working woman, head coverings, apron and rubber gloves supplied by the company.

There is much air and light.

Inquire Today

(Kuokoa, 7/18/1919, p. 2)

150 Mau Wahine

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Iulai 18, 1919.