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Parker Ranch

With 250,000 rolling acres, Parker Ranch is one of the US’s largest privately owned cattle ranches. Parker Ranch was established by John Palmer Parker and his wife, Princess Kipikane (King Kamehameha I’s grand-daughter) in 1847. Cowboys form Mexico and South America were brought in as ranch hands. As a new group of Hawaiian cowboy learned skills, the word paniolo which means cowboy was added to the Hawaiian vocabulary. Festive rodeos are still periodically hosted by the ranch.

horses waimea - parker ranch Trail Ride - Parker ranch
                                                                                          (Courtesy of Parker Ranch)

HQ Parker Ranch with Mauna Kea Snow
(Courtesy of Parker Ranch)

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