Sure brought back memories...specially Curundu club house and swimming pool. Not to mention Balboa theater, Sosa Hill, and Balboa Club House. Didn't see Balboa teen club. Great pictures! good job! Pnut
Look forward to your pictures of the week. Your July 6 edition, the Gamboa theater, brought me right back to when Mrs. Suggs would take our tickets at the door, then would clap her hands and shush us when we got too rowdy. The Saturday matinee was at 6:15 pm, and your last name had to be "Watkins" (or so it seemed) in order to be the usher. I remember 4 brothers having the job over the years. If the movie wasn't too good, we'd watch the bats flying overhead or sometimes right by your head. After the movie the ten-minute walk home back up the hill with your friends always took at least an hour. Growing up in Gamboa truly was paradise!
Outstanding web site. Brought back many pleasant memories. Keep up the good work. I flew PBM and P5M flying boats from Naval Station Coco Solo, CZ from 1953-1956, with U.S.Navy Patrol Squadron Forty-Five (VP-45. Again, Thank you. Al
Great site. It's always nice to find a site with images and memories of the Canal Zone!
It hard to believe that my childhood is now apart of a museum, but I feel it is fitting and respectful to all the men and women who worked on the Isthmian. Thank you.
I have thoroughly enjoyed myself on your site and have visited it often to explore. I was not a Zonian however my ex-husband was stationed in Panama. I and our two boys moved there from May 1986 - May 1987, due to an accident we were not able to spend our 4 year tour there. I fell in love with the country, culture and canal. We lived at Ft. Clayton and my husband commuted to Ft. Kobbe. I loved visiting the locks for hours and fishing off of the Gatun bridge. My only regret is not being able to stay longer in what I consider the most beautiful place on Mother Earth. I share your passion and love for Panama and want to thank you for the great site and the willingness to share your passion!