As a CZ Brat, I enjoyed your web site. I suppose we all have those special feelings of the time spent in CZ. I lived in Cardenas 1966-1970, 7th-10th grade at Curundu and Balboa. Returned for the first time in 34 years last summer with my sister and 2 friends who lived in Cardenas when I did. It was an awesome experience and we want to return when we can. Judy
I was stationed ever so briefly at Ft Clayton (Dental Corps) in l995. Would like to return to see area again and experience some of the developing ecotourism sites.
Lived in Balboa, graduated BHS 1967 Other than Dale Clarke's site, does anyone know how I can get a hold of some old Zonian yearbooks--especially 1965, 1966 and 1967. Also, does anyone know how someone can get their medical records from Raymond Clinic, Panama City?
I really enjoyed the web sight. I kept looking at the picture of the Cardenas bus stop and see if I could see myself. I went to the same bus stop that John, Ned and Molly Kennington caught the bus at since I lived at 7218-A. Thank-you Jaime
Lived in Panama 1969-71. BHS as a sophomore. What a wonderful paradise.
If you live in Panama let us get together if not your story on the expansion of Corozal cemetery was new to me too bad the trees had to be chopped as well as the jungle. take care and be safe.
Cool job...really enjoyed...If anyone has photos of the "french cut", the cliff diving place, or goofy falls please contact me...no one believes how high the "cut" was...thanks
" Greetings And Salutations, As A Panamanian that has Expatriated to the United States Of America, I have had the pleasure to visit my Homeland i.e., Colon Panama Rep. Panama, 11 times since my Birth In 1952 @ GORGAS General Hospital In Colon Heights. I visited your site today 01/22/2005, after being given the link in an e-mail message from another astute Panamanian. I am Very Impressed with both the Visual, And Informational characterization present on the site & The Overall splendidness of all of the site, I have lost My Mom & Dad Over the last two years & I wish they had lived to see this tribute to our Nationality. A Job well done." LARRY McPhail
I worked at Gatun S.I.P.7 in July 1942, also S.I.P.7 at Pedro Miguel 1943-4. Got flooded out of the P.M. tunnel when the valve (42 In.) was opened. Was installing the Jack indicator. After Navy Returned to Balboa Shops and worked on dry dock which was turned on side to transit the Canal. Went to work at Pedro Miguel Locks in 1949 till I returned To Baltimore Have over 100 pictures of Lock and Canal which I sent to The Panama Canal Museum
YOU ARE DOING A VERY NICE THING HERE BY HAVING THIS PAGE, WHEN I CLICK ON THE WEB CAM I HAD A SAD FEELING INSIDE MY HEART JUST BECAUSE I MIS MY COUNTRY SO MUCH AND THANKS TO YOU I HAD TEARS OF JOY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND HOPE TO MEET YOU IN SANDI EGO THIS YEAR.
This was the first time I saw real photos of this wonder. This site was most informative with all the history in the construction of this canal. I come from the Caribbean (Trinidad &Tobago), my intellect was well fed and now I am proud to say that my children will now get first hand knowledge about this wonder. Thank you very much.
Good web site! Brought back a lot of memories. I was in the Army and stationed at the Ft. Gulick hospital for 2 1/2 yrs starting in early 1947. I was married in the CZ (to a Cristobal High grad) and had the wedding reception at the Washington Hotel.
From what little time I've had to look at it .... It looks Great and Very Interesting!!!!!!!!! I'll be searching it a lot more in the future. I'm a Zoner...Parents were married in Panama and I was Born in Ancon Panama in 1934...My father worked on the Madden Dam and later helped bomb proof the canal gates. My father left me some interesting photos that I would be glad to share with you. Dick Brown
I have looked at all the pictures in the Picture of the week section. I lived in Curundu from 91-94 and never knew of any of the history in that small neighborhood. I did volunteer work at the Play house and enjoyed doing that. Also seeing the pictures of the Balboa High School brought back so many fun memories. thanks for sharing the pictures Emil Balboa High School Class of 94