Photo Essay: Kalaupapa Memories, Molokai, Hawaii

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Mariano Rea in Rea’s Store, a bar he owned and operated for many years, 1985.

“We called it The Bar,” says Levin. “Mariano sold soft drinks, chips, ice cream, beer. I don’t recall getting a full lunch there, but I would get snacks. In the ’80s, it was the major hangout. People would come, play music, talk story. It was a real focus of the community. It’s still there, run by Gloria Marks, Richard’s wife. It’s kind of been handed down from one person to another.”
 

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