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”Taylor Camp was born in the spring of 1969 when artist / oceanographer Howard Taylor (brother of actress Elizabeth) bailed out of jail a rag-tag band of young mainlanders arrested for vagrancy and invited them to live on his land; --- "

The residents of the camp came to Hawaii from as far as California, Florida, New York, Canada, and even Europe. | Stunning Vintage Photos Reveal Hawaii's Hippie Treehouse Community

The residents of the camp came to Hawaii from as far as California, Florida, New York, Canada, and even Europe. | Stunning Vintage Photos Reveal Hawaii's Hippie Treehouse Community

In 1969, thirteen young mainlanders – refugees from campus riots, Vietnam War protests and police brutality – fled to Kauai. Before long this little tribe of men, women and children were arrested and sentenced to ninety days hard labor for having no money and no home. Island resident Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bailed out the group and invited them to camp on his vacant ocean front land. Howard then left them on their own, without any restrictions, regulations or…

In 1969, thirteen young mainlanders – refugees from campus riots, Vietnam War protests and police brutality – fled to Kauai. Before long this little tribe of men, women and children were arrested and sentenced to ninety days hard labor for having no money and no home. Island resident Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bailed out the group and invited them to camp on his vacant ocean front land. Howard then left them on their own, without any restrictions, regulations or…

“We had the smack shack where the bad boys lived. One of the guys was named ‘Roger the Dodger,’ great nickname. The other guy was ‘Smiley,’ an ironic name. They were the bad boys. We kind of allowed them to be there, then got rid of them a year or two later. Taylor Camp had all kinds of people, but basically sweet people.”

“We had the smack shack where the bad boys lived. One of the guys was named ‘Roger the Dodger,’ great nickname. The other guy was ‘Smiley,’ an ironic name. They were the bad boys. We kind of allowed them to be there, then got rid of them a year or two later. Taylor Camp had all kinds of people, but basically sweet people.”

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