Loyal to the Land: The Legendary Parker Ranch, 750-1950

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University of Hawaii Press, 2004 - History - 363 pages
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Loyal to the Land is a sweeping history of one of the United States' largest working ranches, the Big Island of Hawaii's Parker Ranch. Dr. Bergin chronicles the ranch from its establishment on two acres purchased for ten dollars by John Palmer Parker to the years following World War II and the beginning of a new era of family ranch management under Parker s grandson, Richard Smart.

In this wide-ranging and insightful book, illustrated with more than 250 historical photos, Dr. Bergin first discusses the important Hispanic vaquero roots of ranching in Hawaii. He then relates the histories of the five foundation families, providing rich and detailed information on key members who contributed to the Ranch's success. The balance of the book examines every aspect of Parker Ranch development: management, labor, improvements and diversification of livestock, veterinary and animal care programs, and the Ranch s role and influence on the Big Island and the state.

 

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Impressive amount of history and detail. Great photographs. Helpful to anyone interested in hawaiian saddles, horse breeding, cattle, pasture, ranching, etc. By far the largest volume of information compiled on the subject of ranching in Hawaii.

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Many errors in the book.
esp. Purdy genealogy. Also pic miss identified.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HAVAIKI to HAWAII AD 200750
7
EARLY FEATURES OF NORTH AND SOUTH KOHALA 7501775
15
ARRIVAL OF ANIMALS AS GIFTS FIT FOR A KING 17751850
21
JOHN PALMER PARKER AND THE EARLY BEEF INDUSTRY 18151847
25
EARLY FOUNDATION FAMILIES 18151868
41
PANIOLO APPAREL AND HORSE GEAR 1831 Forward
97
THE FOUNDATION OF PARKER RANCH 18321899
141
IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL CLASSES OF LIVESTOCK 19001949
199
PARKER RANCH AND THE TERRITORIAL DIVISION OF THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY 19051920
239
LAND ACQUISITION AND RANGE MANAGEMENT 19001949
261
A W CARTERS LEADERSHIP PERSONNEL 1900
273
BIRTH OF THE TERRITORIAL BEEF MARKET 18711950
305
A NEW DAIRY IS BORN 19201949
329
EVOLUTION OF ALLEN HARTWELL CARTER IN RANCH MANAGEMENT 19371950
337
Copyright

A W CARTER Biography and Human Resource Development 18671949
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