When constructed in 1930, the Haraguchi Rice Mill was a one-story structure, wood framed, walled and roofed in corrugate iron built on a concrete pad. The interior consisted of the engine room, milling area, storage area for both finished and unprocessed rice. In November 1982, Hurricane Iwa tore off the roof and siding and the framed structure collapsed; however the machines remained intact. The Haraguchi Rice Mill is significant for the agricultural history of the Hanalei area and the contribution to the economy of Hawaii by the Japanese immigrants. The Haraguchi Rice Mill was the last mill to operate in Hanalei Valley and the only remaining rice mill in the State of Hawaii.
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