Hello, Bill. Have just gone through your entire web site and enjoyed your work again. I am still looking for a good map of the isthmus of Panama that I can use in my presentation. I have a map put out by the military from Fort Clayton that I picked up in 1981 while I was living back in Balboa, but I think there must be better maps than that. I think I have enough old photos to use as well as newer ones in beautiful color that I bought from the photo lab in the Admin Bldg last month on my visit. Do you have more photos than what you have here on your site? Give me a call when you get time. Thanks. Dick
Thanks so much for an amazing website. My Great Grandfather (Henry Pope from Los Angeles) worked on the Panama Canal 1906-08 in some capacity and earned one of the Roosevelt Medals. I am trying to find out more. My friend Tom Richards, a noted British authority on railways and railway men, especially liked your Railway sections. Just amazing what they did ! Thanks so much. Jonathan
Re: photo of the week showing the progression of the movie theatre. As I recall being told by my grandfather, William J. Allen (who began work in the Canal Zone in 1908 and remained in the Zone until his death in 1954) the "open-air" theatre in Balboa had long wooden benches, with no backs that were set up in rows with an aisle down the center to allow for the image to be projected to the screen. This is the first I have seen of your web site but I enjoyed it so much I will be back.
William, I was glad to hear from your web page .... through a local magazine (Mogo). Yes, I kinda grew up with zonian culture and I have a lot of Zonians and American friends. Graduated from IPA and spent some time at the Panama Canal College. My whole family worked with the American Armed Forces their entire life, so i felt the sadness of seeing the Canal Zone disappear... most of my friends are gone but we still in touch and i tried to go to the States very often. Loved your page and keep the good work, so all of us who enjoy the perfect life in the Canal Zone will have a place to visit every now and then.
PROVIDES A LINK TO THE PAST AND RECALLS FOND MEMORIES OF YESTERYEARS
Gracias por la valiosa información.
Vivimos en Clayton enla Ciudad del saber, trabajamos en el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura, IICA Somos costarricenses.
Hey awesome pics I get home sick every time I see them!! I wish I could be Down there with my Parents drinking a sobie sitting in a hammock!! Hey tell Maria those pics were awesome it brought back memories sitting at the cause way every Friday and Saturday at the hang out the slabs cooking out and drinking a sobies with friends and watching the awesome sunsets!! Miss those days!! but will be home soon to show my wife where and how awesome it was to live in the ZONE!1 Great job guys!!
A nice website for those curious about the Canal and it's history, past, present. I was interested about trains, and happened to come across Art Mokray's writings. Thank you for sharing an interesting site with me. Bud Harriss
Impressed with what I've seen so far. Plan to visit again when I have more time to enjoy.
Linda - Zonian born - 1949
Tuve el gran honor de ser alumno de esa escuela Albrook School for Latin America entre julio y diciembre de 1963 ,siempre la recuerdo con mucho agradecimiento.Forme parte de la delegacion de la Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya, Curso Instrumental. Resido en Venezuela desde 1977 y me agradaria mucho saber si tienen material de esos tiempos los saluda muy atte. Tte,Crnel.(R) Adolfo Cuello
I was an Army lieutenant from 1991-1993 at Fort Davis in the 5-87th Infantry. Many jungle training missions and went to JOTB at Fort Sherman as opposition force for the training units many times as well. I vividly remember the 4th of July T-Shirts put out by the Boy Scouts. I used to have a great time in Panama City, SCUBA diving around Drake Island and having paintball battles in the shot up hospital on Fort Gulick/Espinar. I saw in your photos the building in which I lived on Fort Davis. Your site really brings back some great memories. Thanks!