1925 Hawaiian Cowboys Cattle Pens Kona Hawaii

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Thisimage is reprinted from an original print taken about 1925. It is ofthe cattle loading pen and the loading of cattle in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The loading pen was at the north end of what is now Alii Drive. The Hawaiian cowboys, known as Paniolo, would rope the steers, then lead them into the ocean w they would swim them out to a lifeboat. The cattle were then tied to the side of the lifeboat and taken to the Steamer Humuula. At the steamer, they were then hoisted one by one up and onto the deck w they were held in pens for the one day trip to the Honolulu market. The Humuula could take up to 220 steers. This was quite an operation and took a very skillful paniolo and his horse to complete. The practice of swimming cattle to the steamer continued until the early 1950's.
The print and mat measure 11" x 14".
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