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June 19, 2013

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Meli Watanuki is one of Kalaupapa's 17 remaining patients. 8,000 people were sent there over more than 100 years, beginning in 1866. Watanuki, 78, moved to Kalaupapa in 1960. She is sitting in front of the Kalaupapa Store, where she works.

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Meli Watanuki is one of Kalaupapa's 17 remaining patients. 8,000 people were sent there over more than 100 years, beginning in 1866. Watanuki, 78, moved to Kalaupapa in 1960. She is sitting in front of the Kalaupapa Store, where she works.