Thanks for the great job. Lots of good information. Brings back a lot of memories. BHS Class of 1953. We lived on The Prado. Dad worked for Pan Canal Stanley
Hi, Bill- great site, love the pics, but don't understand why they are not downloadable? I may be able to dig thru some old pics and upload to you. I went to Panama in 1941, age 8. We lived in Colon on 10th St.-Alhambra Apts, went to Cristobal Grade School. Then we got Zone housing-12 family in Margarita,went to Margarita Grade School. Then my father transferred to Locks Div, Gatun. I graduated Cristobal High 1949. Took sheet metal apprentice training with Marine Bureau @ Mt. Hope. Came back to the States in '54. I still feel like the Canal Zone is "Home". My father and my brother retired from the Zone. Will visit your site in future, would love to hear from any of my old friends from there. CRC
Very good page, made me cried, well my eyes watering but I liked, special "Canal Zone Police" I will like to see more photos of "CZPD" if possible. I would had like to be one of them but when I left the army in 1983, they were gone. I served in Canal Protection Division with a couple of finest CZPD Officers, I mention, Luther QUINN, Mr. ESCALA, Adolfo TINKER, Feliciano VILLALOBOS and a couple more that I can't remember their names but I served with them. Thank you to bring us good memories. Officer Henry DAVIS/VAMC Police,Miami.
Lived in Gamboa during WW11. Gamboa Elem. School then Balboa Jr. High on the train daily. Would love to hear from anyone having memories of the period. Deeply enjoy this site! Don W.
My husband and I were pleased to see in "Norm's Pic's" photos of Cocoli, Panama. He was with the 1/508th on Ft. Kobbe from 86-89 and we lived in the Cocoli housing. The one photo that says "Another one bites the dust" is the house we lived in for 3 years. It made my heart sad to see how badly the place looks. I remember the little church across from it. I'd love to hear from Norm, if possible. Seeing all those photos sure brings back memories of our life in Panama. Thanks for a great website.
Bill, You have a FANTASTIC site. I enjoyed all the pics and other items. You brought back many good memories of the Zone. I lived there for 13 years. "BHS 65 RULES".
What a great web site! It brings back such special memories. I am trying to find anyone that had an influence in our special 1976 Bicentennial Windjammer CHIEF APTAKISIC journey to New York. I was one of the lucky ones to experience the trip but also know there were many that helped quietly behind the scenes. I would really like to get a hold of Jim Reed who was one of the three men on the trip. Jim was working at the Printing Press on the Pacific Side at the time. He was the photographer so I know he must have some special photos. Jim, check out the website! We no longer have Delores Soule, our women chaperone, or should I say "stable force"! We also sadly lost Captain Whitehead. He helped immensely with teaching us how to navigate. Any stories or sighting would be greatly aprreciated. Sincerely, Sissy
It's great to know there is a website I can go to for information on CZ. I lived there as a child and since I cannot return at this time, I would enjoy returning via this website. Thanks . . . also, I have some artifacts and items from the canal zone and would like to know if perhaps they are of some value, i.e., molas, bateas (sp?).
Thoroughly enjoy your weekly photo and the entire network. Thanks again for all you do to keep us Chagres River Water imbibers together. Bill Diez
Great looking page. I am a collector of Holland America Line postcards and am interested in finding other collectors to try and find out how many and which cards exist of the Panama Canal and the Holland America Line ships Regards Tiemen Spits