The End of Hawaiian Sugar

Tourists visiting Maui can no longer ooh and aah at the spectacular flames – and choking smoke – from burning sugar cane after the harvest. The last shipment of sugar from Hawaii was recently unloaded at the C & H (California & Hawaiian) plant in the tiny town of Crockett, northeast of San Francisco. After 145 years – one year less than Ringling Brothers Circus – the sugar industry is no more in Hawaii. Government subsidies and cheap labor have made sugar from Florida the winner in the marketplace.

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My Florida Trip, Part 2

Interstate 405, Los Angeles
Interstate 405, Los Angeles

I used to think the 405 freeway in Los Angeles was the worst road anywhere.

After driving across Florida on Interstate 4, I understand why that highway is lined with billboards advertising lawyers.

Interstate 4 near Orlando
Interstate 4 near Orlando

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