June 2005

           Verlaine in Big Bear Lake, Calif.


Hi,  I enjoyed your website very much.  I discovered it by accident when I was trying to figure out what and where Fort Amador. C.Z was.  It was noted in the military papers of my Great Uncle William Bunbury.  I had no idea what C.Z stood for.  I entered Ft. Amador, Arizona into Google and found  that C.Z. stood for Canal Zone.  I even copied some of your photos, although I didn't know enough about Ft. Amador.  Uncle Bill was a band leader in the 7th Infantry.  He was stationed at Ft. Amador in Nov. 26, 1938.  I know he traveled world wide playing for the military.  I never knew he was in the Panama Canal Zone. 
Thank you so much for your website.  I wonder what happened to Uncle Bill's pictures.  His wife's name was Lillian.  They did not have any children.

Charles Edwards
Los Lunas, NM


Great site. Thanks for your time, effort, and expense. I was in the Canal Zone with the US Army from April 1966 to October 1967 with the 3rd Civil Affairs Detachment in Bldg 519 on Fort Clayton. I regret not making it back before the CZ disappeared. We had some great times there.

Anthula Madeleine Powell Fuchs.

 I was in Panama this April 2005 and drove by the high school. I was online and found your web site. Thanks for keeping it up.

Very truly yours,

Madeleine Fuchs

Dear Bill :
You should be commended and congratulated. I was born in 1940 in either the CZ or in Panama. I graduated from Balboa High School in 1959. I have not been back, since then. My foster father settled on the canal to help build it.
Keep up the good work.
Joe Barr

JOESPH BARR [jbarr40@aapt.net.au]




I am writing this email to tell you how great I think your website is, I think I should start by saying that I am a 100% Panamanian and that I was born a couple of years before the invasion (1986) so I only lived the last years of the Canal Zone. As a Panamanian I must say that I feel that the transfer of power and land was something that had to be done but at the same time every time I drive through Balboa or any part of the Canal Zone, I feel this big emptiness inside. Like if I was passing through the grounds a dead civilization and a great melancholy comes over me, for I know that the grounds that I am walking on stores the history and/or the lives of many and that I will never be able to be part of.  Even though I think that I had a great amount of access to the Canal Zone when it was still in the hands of the United States, because I have a couple of Zonians with who I entered the bases to go bowling or to the movies or to eat spicy chicken at Popeye's. I still feel that there is so much to explore and to know and your website is a great place to look into the history of what I consider is mystical place that is know as the Canal Zone.

Diego Cordero [diegoc@gmail.com]

Hi there, Sorry the spammers got you.  People can be such jerks. 
Pat Toenjes
I am looking for a BHS 57 year book I can buy.  Mine got burned. 
I love your site.  Thank you so much for all your effort.  What a great job.