April 1998 Museum Guests
Excellent site Bill, even tho I have just began to explore it. Thanks so much for all of the effort!!! Mike
Great site Bill, The Cayuca race was some of the best times we ever had, I'm glad the slave galley is still around. Does everyone still sleep at the gym on Saturday night, and are they still showing The War of The Worlds (63, 64, 65).
I miss Panama soo much. I am just going to school at Penn State, but I will return to Panama. The website is great to remember fond memories. CANAL ZONE FOREVER!!! =)
I read your note on the notice board and remembered that you had E-mailed me a few days ago, so thought I would check things out. I apparently came in the back door and got the guest book first thing. Will look around some more.
Great site Bill ! The cayuco races sure have changed since I participated in 1959 & 1960. We did very little modifying, other than sanding and seealing. Wow! sponsers, pretty colors, technology; if I weren't so old, I'd do it again. I haven't explored the whole site yet, but I will.
Bill, I'm looking forward to many more enjoyable hours of visiting your new site, it's great. I am a Gorgas baby, vintage 1933 and have not been back home since graduating BHS 51. Hope to go back for a visit next Feb. Thanks for your hard work it's appreciated.
Bill, It is great wish there were more people saving these items.
Bill and Friends, We lived in five houses in Cocoli. I printed a copy of one of the pictures and read your note saying you could make prints for us. I will get back with you on the cost of a print. One house we lived in was, in front of the Elem School.
I was born in Colon and my Dad worked in Christobal; then he got another job, and we moved to Cocoli when I was one or two. We moved out to Ancon, back to Rousseau and back to Cocoli(fourth Grade). We moved all around Cocoli, and I can see the different houses. What memories. Love the pictures. Thanks
A very nice site! I especially like the photos.
Enjoyed it so much, I have e-mailed several friends and families to check out this site. Please keep me on your e-mail listing. You do outstanding work! Enjoy the photos very much, brings back lots of good memories of the Canal Zone.
I'm down here any picture from down here you just ask .....Tommy
Bill, I love your page. Seeing the patches in particular brings the memories flooding back. I'm surprised you don't have any of the famous Canal Zone matchbooks. I think my dad kept a box. If he did, I'm sure he would be willing to scan them and send you the image. Be sure to check out my webpage, <a href="http://www.vocalist.org/panama">The Singing Panamanian</a>, and let me know what you think by signing my guestbook. Ciao!
I enjoyed visiting your site. It's very informative and the pictures are extremely clear. I really miss the CZ and haven't been there in years. I can proudly say I didn't vote for Jimmy Carter. Am hoping to be contacted by old friends and classmates...CHS '64
Your"museum" woke up some memories I'd temporarily lost! Enjoyed it immensely!
Loved your site and the museum. I was in Panama and the Zone from 69' to 74'. So many memmories remain with me and have never been forgotten, from the day I arrived to the day I left to join the Navy in 74'. Many of the formulative years of my early manhood and eventual growth come from my experiences there. Those memmories kept me going in some pretty lonely and hostile places. Please keep me informed of what the Canal Zone association's plans are and of any upcoming reunions. If there are any zonies out there who remember me, please get in touch. QUE VIVE LA ZONA Y GOOFY FALLS!!!!!
I lived in Cangrejo for most of my sojourn there and was just wondering if that big bust of Einstein's head is still sitting in the middle of Calle F. I will always be a Zonie and Panameno at heart. Please keep up the good work lest all that has gone before be forgotten. Thankyou.
GREAT JOB BILL !!!!
My wife and I both graduated from BHS,you site made us remember some of the better times we had in Panama. I was class of '92 and she is class of '90. We like the site a lot.
Graduate of BHS '67, as is hubby Bill Living in Cardenas, R.P. until 1999 Great finding old friends & making new ones through CZ web sites
Bill: Your collection brings back many memories long buried by age, but somewhere in my mind, looking at the images opened up those channels again. Thanks for the hard work you have done getting all this material together. Some of we, the older generation, did not get the chance to stay there in the CZ, but rather went to the States and never enjoyed the adult stage of life there in the CZ. We looked at things from a child's perspective. What you have done is to bring the adult images before our eyes again and now in adulthood, we can relive our childhood through these. Thanks again for all your work. Dick Holt
Excelente museo, con mucho gusto he visto tu coleccion y espero con agrado que siga creciendo. Muchas felicidades.
Was in the ocean to ocean cayuca race the first year they allowed girls. The cayuca was a 1940's cayuca that took eight of us to lift and carry into the water. Our crew met at the piers in Coco Solo >The race was truly one of my fondest memories of Panama. Not one of use had our oars in the water at the same time. We got sucked into shore by a speed boat getting to close on the last leg . I do believe we got the lead anchor that year. Your web site is truly remarkable. Thank you for allowing me me to enjoy. Joann
Really enjoyed the pictures of the 83/84 cayuco races. Brought back a lot of memories and reminded me of all the hard work that went into it. Say hello to Margaret for me.
This is a great website! It's put together very nicely. I especially like the Cayuco page, it brings back too many good and bad memories of this years race, which is good. Congrats.
Excellent site Like others, I'm sure, this truely is a trip down memory lane. Its hard to believe that it has been as many years that its been and yet, these memories are a clear now as then. I can still remember the smells
this has really been a walk down memory lane, this site was really great.
What a great job Bill, this is a history buff's dream, it's an education for all and an inspiration to demand a grant from the government building a museum dedicated to the history of the canal zone....perhaps some peanut farm land in Plains Georgia could be appropriated for this purpose....
Bill, you have out done yourself! What an outstanding site. You brought tears to my eyes.Hey were like neighbors give me a call. I have some old pics of you and some old ones took by you, from those days in Gatun, Kite Flying.
Great site! Still exploring, and looking forward to seeing more. Haven't been away for too long, but thanks for refreshing our memories! By the way, how about a few vintage Gamboa pics?! Keep up the good work!!