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Patients recall sadness along with affection for Kalaupapa

October 8, 2012
By RENEE K. GADOUA , Syracuse (N.Y) Post-Standard

KALAUPAPA - At 81, Barbara Marks is among the last 17 leprosy patients Hawaii banished to the remote peninsula of Kalaupapa. Over more than 100 years, beginning in 1866, more than 8,000 were separated from their families and taken to this distant point on Molokai, where Mother Marianne Cope, a nun from Syracuse, ministered to the settlement.

 
 

 

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