I like your website. It's got a lot of variety and is easy to navigate. I understand now, too, where you are "coming from" and I don't know if my previous email is appropriate, If you can help me I would be grateful though-Lucy W.
QUE HUVO? ! ALL THESE PICTURES BROUGHT BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES. BHS CLASS OF 75. RAISED IN CURUNDU 2ND STREET. WILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE FUN IT WAS. NORMA
Very informative site; especially enjoyed the old pictures. I just found out my mother's uncle was stationed there in the 1920's at Balboa Radio Station. Any suggestions for learning it's history? His name was Edward A. Wenz and he was in the U.S. Navy. Maureen Keillor
What a wonderful site! Lived in the Canal Zone for 20 years. Graduated from BHS in 1977 and left the Canal Zone with my family in 1980. I would not have wanted to grow up anywhere else. Your pictures brought back allot of wonderful memories. Thank you.
Lovely site. These photos bring back many memories. I would like to know if anyone remembers buildings in Fort Clayton and if they can tell me which building was 408 in the main post. I know 519 was the hospital, etc... but I need to know which one was 408. Thank you!
Building 408 was a duplex house in the 400 housing area.
Great website. Keep up the good work.
Great site!! My wife and I are leaving from Ft Lauderdale, Fl for a 10 day cruise to the Canal. I'm gathering info about it for the trip in March 05. Haven't done your site justice yet--so much info to go thru. Keep at it--wonderful history. Chuck
Got lucky and found your site. All I can say is great. I lived in panama during 1981,and fell in love with it. Returned last year and really fell in love with it. I love the pictures the history, just ignites my imagination. Thank you keep up good work. Rocky
I graduated Balboa High in 1976. The best place to grow up ever. I lived in Gamboa and then we moved to Balboa on Empire just down from the YMCA. TOM
First of all, your web site is great! I was intrigued by the photo of Madden, especially when you were referencing Camp Chagres. I was in the CZ as an AF dependent from '74 to '77 and have great memories of the Zone as only a 12-14 year old can have. I've been all over the web reminiscing about those times, and by far your site is the best. Anyway, after looking over a couple of old maps of the Zone, I believe that your citation is close - Madden was near the intersection of the road to Chagres and the road to the dam, so I believe that Camp Chagres was actually away to the right of the photo. Back in '76, when the lake was low, was used to canoe out to the 'new' islands and find many artifacts from a bygone era. It was very cool. Do you have some pix from Camp Chagres? I would love to see them in the future. I have some photos that I will try to find a way to scan and send in for submission. Again, thanks for the memories. I know you here that a lot. Sincerely yours, Sam Long