Haleakala Ranch celebrating 125th anniversary

MAKAWAO, Hawaii (AP) - A Maui ranch that dates to the days of Hawaii's monarchy is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibit of cowboy boots, photographs and other historical artifacts.

The Maui News reports the exhibit for Haleakala Ranch opens Tuesday at a community arts center in Makawao.

Teri Freitas Gorman, who helps the ranch with community relations, says ranch officials hope the exhibit will stay open at least a year.

The ranch encompasses nearly 30,000 acres of land on the western slope of the Haleakala volcano. The ranch has more than 1,100 breeding cows, 2,000 nanny goats and 350 ewes.

Ranch officials say Haleakala Ranch was incorporated into the Kingdom of Hawaii on Sept. 1, 1888.

The ranch's latest challenges include battling invasive species and drought.

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