• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

The Signs of Kalaupapa

A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
NPS photo.
 
Sign at edge of the settlement.

Sign at edge of the settlement.

NPS photo.

Kalaupapa signs are more than informative, they're fun. They were painted by Edward Kato, who passed away in 1998.
 
Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

NPS photo.

Kato painted the formal town signs such as this Lion's Club welcome.
 
A wayside sign in the village.

A wayside sign in the village.

NPS photo.

A historical place sign created by Kato.
 
Settlement entrance sign.

Settlement entrance sign.

NPS photo.

Kato's settlement entrance sign has all the town's statistics.
 
Elaine's Place sign.

Elaine's Place sign.

NPS photo.

Even Elaine's Place has a Kato designed facility sign.

Did You Know?

loulu palms

On the small islands of 'Okala and Huelo off the Kalawao coast are found loulu palms, the only native genus of palms, and the endemic pua'ala, which can be found only on the sea cliffs and off-shore islands of Moloka'i from Kalaupapa east to Halawa.