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Panama Canal Society: The Society currently has over 6,000 members!

Panama Canal Society: The Society currently has over 6,000 members! | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

The Panama Canal Society, Inc. was founded in 1932 and has as its objectives:

To promote the benefit of its members.

To perpetuate lasting friendships.

Arrange social affairs and meetings.

To inform members of Federal legislation/regulations which may affect their welfare.

The preamble of the By-Laws of the Society states:

"We, former and current employees of the United States Government, having served in the construction, operation, maintenance or protection of the Panama Canal, do now thoughtfully and earnestly associate ourselves together, as the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. Our principles and purposes shall be allegiance, or respect, to the United States of America, fidelity to our By-Laws and preservation of ideals and friendships formed while working and living in the Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama."

The Society currently has over 6,000 members, with members located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 10 foreign countries, including the Republic of Panama. The largest concentration of members is in Florida; however, there are large numbers in California, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina.

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Library of Congress- - Panama --Bain Collection

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Date Created/Published: [no date recorded on caption card] - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Bain Collection - Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ggbain-22810 (digital file from original negative) - Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

 

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Smiythsonian National Museum Centennial -Teddy Roosevelt and his connection to the Smithsonian

Smiythsonian National Museum Centennial -Teddy Roosevelt and his connection to the Smithsonian | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

President Theodore Roosevelt had a lifelong connection to the Smithsonian. He played a critical role in the acquisition of the Freer Gallery of Art, encouraged research and study of the Panama Canal Zone (now celebrating 100 years of Smithsonian involvement in 2010), and was a staunch supporter of the U.S. National Museum. He signed the bill authorizing the construction of a new building for the Museum (today the National Museum of Natural History), which opened its doors to the public 100 years ago. While on a post-presidency expedition to East Africa, jointly sponsored by the Smithsonian, he collected many animals for the Museum. These specimens formed the basis of one of the Museum's most popular exhibits for much of its first century.

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Rare Photos of the Panama Canal and Zone construction (The Gus Collection)

Rare Photos of the Panama Canal and Zone construction (The Gus Collection) | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

Not too much is known about the photographer Gus except he was in Panama from 1910 and through the Canal construction days. He evidently was a photo bug and had a camera with him most everywhere he went. We don't think that was his job, but he was certainly privileged to some areas that would probably have a restricted entry. This collection of photographs probably never became public. Bob Edwards who is Gus's Great Nephew found the photos and contacted me about them. He has sent me over 100 of them as scanned images.

 

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Canal Zone Honorary Medal

Canal Zone Honorary Medal | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

En julio de 1970, la organización del Canal estableció una política de premiación a las personas y organizaciones por su destacada y sobresaliente contribución a la comunidad y la empresa del Canal.

Estos premios eran otorgados por el gobierno de la Zona del Canal de las postulaciones que procedían anualmente de grupos cívicos, laborales, fraternales, religiosos y de otras agencias federales en el istmo de Panamá, evaluadas por el Comité de Incentivo y Premios, los nombres de los galardonados eran anunciados por el administrador de la Comisión del Canal.

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Galería de Andy961

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I've been taking photos for a long time, from 127 roll film to 35 mm SLR to digital since 2003. I especially like travel photography, as well as architecture/buildings (historic houses, theatres,...
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Galería de fotos de rich701

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Nov. 9, 2011: Five months and 888 photos later my account has reached 30,000 views. Thanks everyone for enjoying these photos as much as I do.
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John McCain Panama Canal Zone Birth Certificate

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It is a lie to say that McCain was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. He was not. While the Certificate of Birth below says “The Panama Canal Health Department”, it shows that McCain was born at Colón Hospital in the city of Colón, Republic of Panama (R. P.). The city of Colón was not in the Panama Canal Zone and was not U.S. soil.

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Ewald Wiberg's Panama Canal Zone Pages

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My father was stationed in the Canal Zone during World War II and then returned there to work in early 1947.

My mother and I left New York to join him in August, 1947 when I was little more than 1 year old.

I lived on the Atlantic side until I was 17 and then lived and worked on the Pacific side (except for 2 years at college) until I left for good in 1972.

I am very interest in preserving the history of the Canal Zone and the Americans who built and operated the Canal for almost 100 years.Ewald Wiberg Pnama Canal Zone page linking to a history, the panama line...
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Fotos sin Derecho de Autor (COMMONS)

Fotos sin Derecho de Autor (COMMONS) | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

Fotos de Patrimonio Público en Repositorios y Bibliotecas universitarias y en los Archivos Nacionales de EEUU sobre el Canal de Panamá, su construcción y la instalación civil y militar de la Zona del Canal. (Links desde Flicker)

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NEW YORK TIMES: January 11 of 1964: American students at Balboa High School in the Panama Canal Zone

NEW YORK TIMES: January 11 of 1964: American students at Balboa High School in the Panama Canal Zone | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

American students at Balboa High School in the Panama Canal Zone demonstrated next to the pole where they had raised an American flag two days earlier, touching off riots.

Fighting between Panamanian students and American residents in January 1964 that killed some two dozen students and four Americans moved Panama’s President Robert Chiari to break relations with the United States. Warned by Senate leaders not to give in to demands for a renegotiation of the 1903 treaty granting a 99-year lease on the Canal Zone, Johnson saw the dispute as a test of his resolve to resist radical pressures around the globe. As with Cuba, he did not want to be seen as either a hothead or an easy mark of foreign pressure. While promising to meet Chiari’s demands for discussions about the treaty, he insisted that Panama first restore diplomatic relations. At the same time, he scored points with American hawks by belittling Panama as no bigger than St. Louis and defying pressure from the Organization of American States to be more forthcoming with Panama by saying that the O.A.S. couldn’t pour urine “out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.”

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From the Panama Canal Zone... - Timothy Hughes RareNewspapers.com Old Newspapers Original & Authentic

From the Panama Canal Zone... - Timothy Hughes RareNewspapers.com Old Newspapers Original & Authentic | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, 1928. A little magazine subtitled: "Official Publication of the Panama Canal" with a wealth of data concerning the canal and its use. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific content or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Twenty-six pages measuring 9"x6".

Background (wiki): The history of the Panama Canal goes back almost to the earliest explorers of the Americas. The narrow land bridge between North and South America offers a unique opportunity to create a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This potential was recognized by the earliest colonists of Central America, and schemes for such a canal were floated several times in the subsequent years. By the late-19th century, technological advances and commercial pressure advanced to the point where construction started...

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StampSelector Canal Zone 1939

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In 1939, the U.S. issued an attractive set of sixteen stamps for the Canal Zone featuring views of the Panama Canal (Scott #120-35). 34,000 sets were issued, and Scott '12 prices the unused set at $164.65.

Many of the better stamps of the Canal Zone are overprints or overprint varieties. This set has a more general appeal than most. It is likely that quite a few were used as postage and discarded, and I would not be surprised if fewer than ten thousand sets remain, in any condition.

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Welcome to James Stanley Gilbert

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There is no doubt that American interest in Panama following Uncle Sam's decision to build the Canal contributed greatly to the popularity of James Stanley Gilbert's “Panama Patchwork,” which was published many times between 1901 and 1937. Construction workers sent copies inscribed to families back home, and tourists bought copies as souvenirs of life around the largest machine man had ever built.

Gilbert had lived in the bustling seaport town of Colon, the Atlantic railhead for his employer, the Panama Railhead, during the French effort, and died less than three years after the Americans landed and shortly thereafter proceeded “to make the dirt fly.”

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Dickinson College's Library

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Photograph from an album compiled by James Gordon Steese while stationed in Panama to work on the Canal.

Dickinson College's Library (the Waidner-Spahr library)

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Panama Canal Zone circa 1914 - a set on Flickr

These are photos and photo postcards of an early crossing of the Panama Canal. The ship is the S. S. Panama, the first excursion ship to go through the Panama Canal on Feb. 7, 1915.
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The official Brochure of the Panama Canal Comission Photos

The official Brochure of the Panama Canal Comission Photos | LibrodeOro | Scoop.it

These photos were taken by Joseph H. Krause during the construction of the canal and I've included excerpts on the history of the canal from the official brochure of The Panama Canal Commission:Among the great peaceful endeavors of mankind that have contributed significantly to progress in the world, the construction of the Canal stands as an awe-inspiring achievement.

The unparalleled engineering triumph was made possible by an international work force under the leadership of American visionaries, that made the centuries-old dream of uniting the two great oceans a reality.

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