There are a lot of memories in Kapāpalaʻs 163 years. Here are some of the more recent ones.
Weʻd also love to hear yours. You can share them here. You can choose whether they are just to be shared with the Kapāpala Family or if you choose to give us permission to share them.
Year Inducted: 2002
S.C. Ranch | Hawai'i, Mokulēʻia Ranch | O'ahu, Kapapala Ranch | Hawai'i
After starting his career at Shipman Ranch in 1945 and working at ranches around the Big Island and Oahu, he found his biggest challenge was still ahead of him, when he established his own family cattle operation, Kapapala Ranch, on 30,000 acres in Ka’u in 1977.
Year Inducted: 2015
Mokulēʻia Ranch | O'ahu, Kapapala Ranch | Hawai'i
She and her new family moved back to Kapapala Ranch in 1985. There, in the early 90’s, she organized the Hawaiʻi Cattle Producer’s Cooperative Transportation Division to assist ranchers transporting cattle to West Coast ports.
Kamehameha School Song Contest. Class of 2008 as Sophmores.
A beautiful rendition of Kapāpala from Kuʻuipo Kumukahi
This song tells of Gordon Cran . As a young man in the 1950s, Gordon worked on the ranch then moved on, but returned and acquired the lease for Kapāpala Ranch in 1975 and made it a home for his family who still operate the ranch. Song credit: D.Fergerstrom
A song called Tall Tales that is not a Tall Tale at all but reminiscent of days when lots of wild cattle roamed the ranch and forests.