The legend of the fertile Keanae Peninsula tells of a time when all of Keanae was barren lava rock. The competitive chief who ruled ancient Keanae declared that all the villagers would hike into the valley to gather soil in baskets, bringing back enough to turn the entire peninsula green and fertile. As the villagers returned with their baskets of soil, the peninsula soon became the perfect spot for taro farming – and the small community grew to a thriving village.
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