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Panama Canal Map and Approaches - Historical Chart 1923

Panama Canal Map and Approaches - Historical Chart 1923

Panama Canal Map and Approaches - Historical Chart 1923

Laborers with shovels, construction of the Panama Canal, Panama, 1909.

Panamanian Laborers At Work by Everett

Panamanian Laborers At Work Photograph by Everett

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

The American-built waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is inaugurated with the passage of the U.S. vessel Ancon, a cargo and passenger ship. The rush of settlers to California and Oregon in the mid 19th century was the initial impetus of the U.S. desire to build an artificial waterway across Central America. In 1855, the United States completed a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama (then part of Colombia), prompting various parties to propose…

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

The American-built waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is inaugurated with the passage of the U.S. vessel Ancon, a cargo and passenger ship. The rush of settlers to California and Oregon in the mid 19th century was the initial impetus of the U.S. desire to build an artificial waterway across Central America. In 1855, the United States completed a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama (then part of Colombia), prompting various parties to propose…

Steam shovels, Panama Canal

May 4, 1904: U.S. Dives Into Panama Canal

1904: The United States agrees to complete the Panama Canal. In both human and financial terms, the canal project is one of the costliest engineering undertakings in history. The idea of constructing a canal through the Isthmus of Panama had been around for centuries: The first known working plan for a canal was drawn up […]

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

This Day in History: Aug 15, 1914: Panama Canal open to traffic

The American-built waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is inaugurated with the passage of the U.S. vessel Ancon, a cargo and passenger ship. The rush of settlers to California and Oregon in the mid 19th century was the initial impetus of the U.S. desire to build an artificial waterway across Central America. In 1855, the United States completed a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama (then part of Colombia), prompting various parties to propose…

The Panama-Pacific Exposition celebrated the 1914 opening of the Panama Canal. The image of Hercules parting the isthmus.

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Bird's Eye View of Panama Canal

A detailed and attractive bird's-eye view and map of the Panama Canal. Started by the French in 1880 this great feat of engineering was completed by the United States in 1914. At the top is a profile view of the canal showing the amount of excavation for each country. Below is a bird's-eye view of the canal covering the entire canal from the Bay of Panama to Lemon Bay. The map identifies the location of every lock and important cities along the canal route. At the time, it was expected that…

Building of the Panama Canal | animated stereo) Drilling the Panama Canal, 1910 | Flickr - Photo ...

(animated stereo) Drilling the Panama Canal, 1910

To see the animated image scroll down to the first comment below (medium, 500 x 500) or view original size (large, 1000 x 1000). Details and History The Library of Congress website offers a multitude of historical images, many with no known restrictions on use. This image is derived from the 1910 J. A. Bruce stereograph titled Upper Miraflores locks--Tripod drills at work, April 1910. Quick Links to Animated Stereo Images in my Stream View Panama canal related images. Copyright Advisory The…

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Culture of Panama - history, people, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress

Culture of Panama - history, people, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress No-Sa

Vintage train railway Panama canal 1919 train station RPPC postcard

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