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The proposal for cabins in Haleakala Crater was part of the 1935 master plan for the development of the Haleakala Section of Hawai'i National Park. In 1936, a standard “Haleakala Shelter Cabin” plan was developed showcasing the NPS rustic style of design that blended structures into the natural environment. It wasn’t until 1937 that the cabins were built by contracted carpenters with Civilian Conservation Corps workers bringing in the materials using mules and horses, as well as hauling supplies on their back. Today, the Holua, Kapalaoa and Paliku Cabins are still being used as originally intended which is to provide accommodation to visitors hiking in the crater. Haleakala Crater was designated as wilderness in 1964. The Holua and Paliku wilderness campgrounds were developed in the 1970s.