I really enjoyed your site, I was able to gain alot of information on the early history of the canal. I have a question though; My great-grandfather was a Marine stationed at the Canal from 1907 - 1909. I was wondering if you have any background on their mission during this time period? I am trying to put together a record of his time while in the service. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you..
I'm not a Zonian but I attended St. Mary's school and spent a great deal of time in the Balboa area . The pictures are incredible they brought back many memories. It's good to see what you're doing to keep the Zonian spirit alive. Keep it up!!!!!! Georges Deleuze
Hello Canal Zonians, What a beautiful website here with many memories. My compliments to the webmaster! I do not have any personal ties to the canal zone other than enjoying the many products that flow through it. I have come across a couple of license plates that were used on Canal Commission Vehicles and have put one them up for bid on EBAY. I am starting the bid at one dollar so it may go cheap. The ebay item number is 1178511274. Thank you in advance for giving it a look. Regards, Buddy Harris Jax, FL http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1178511274
I lived in Balboa from 1928 until 1943 and went to Balboa High School the last year in the Zone. My father was Frank H Wang, the Executive Secretary and Advisor to the Governor. Mom and I left in '43 and headed for California where I finished high school at Menlo School, Menlo Park, CA. Dad was hired by the Canal in 1910 and he retired in 1953. You have a great collection of truly wonderful pictures. I have many that I would be happy to donate. Contact me.
I WAS IN PANAMA IN 64/66 THEN 76/86 I AM ENJOYING THE SENERY AND REMEMBERING AND SHED A TEAR WE LIVED IN CURUNDU AND AT THE STABLES IN THE TRAILORS WE WAS THE CO THAT SET UP TH TRAILORS IN THAT AERA AS YOU CAN SEE I WAS WITH A CONTRACTOR WHEN WE LIVED THERE
This is such a beautiful site. I was born in Gorgas and lived in Gamboa until 1961. Looking at this site makes me appreciate the beauty of the Canal even more. Thanks for taking the time!
Enjoy very much, lived in the zone for 22 years, my father worked for the police division, born, raised and lived the ultimate life. thanks again
I love your website. It has been 40 years since I left Curundu, C.Z. and I just recently visited for the first time in April. How it has changed, but I was thrilled to be there, smell the air, eat the food and visit my relatives. I hope to make contact with some of my school mates although I graduated in 1958. Thank you so much for starting this.
Regards to Zonians everywhere. Having the benefit of the distinction ~ I genuinely appreciate having had the privilege of being raised in the Canal Zone and Las Cumbres. St. Mary's, CJHS, BHS, bowling alley, clubhouse, the bridge, El Prado, the school bus...the whole thing was definitely worthwhile. Thanks for the incredible CZ site. Thanks for all memories to be sure. I appreciate the work you've done. This will allow me to share much more of my heritage w/ my family and friends than I could of otherwise.
Dear Bill, My sister Nancy sent me your web site.I'm so glad she did.I thoroughly enjoyed it! I graduated from CHS in '68 and we lived in both Cocosolo and Margarita. I was of course most interested in scenes from the Atlantic side. Thank you so much for your work. Your bottle collecting sounds so fun.I collect cobalt blue bottles,but I think the main fun is in finding old things! Keep up the good work! By the way,when did you graduate? CHS or BHS? Your friend,Colleen
BILL YOU HAVE A GREAT SITE. I'VE BEEN RETIRED SINCE JAN 1993. LAST JOB WAS SAFETY MANAGER AT GORGAS HOSPITAL. I JUST WENT BACK THROUGH ALL THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS AND REALIZED OUR E-MAIL WAS OUTDATED. LOVED THE PICTURES AND A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT OLD TIMES IN PANAMA. I STILL CORRESPOND WITH OUR OLD BOSS LTC BILL NEWTON. THAT DATES BOTH OF US. SEE YOU AROUND, JOHN ARMS