Photo of the Week
September 10, 2000
Very old photo of taken from Ancon Hill looking
North. This swampy forested area would one day become Albrook Air
Force Base. The Curundu River is seen running through the swamp.
This river was diverted under ground and through a large ditch system when
Albrook Field was built. Corozal is just beyond the two hills in the
distance. The building at the base of the hill is presumed to be the old
French Insane Asylum. The following two photos show a progressive
taming of the land. The above photo is provided by Historian George
Chevalier. The two photos below are from my collection. These
three photos were taken in almost the same area on Ancon Hill. Very
interesting!! Another historical piece of the great American
accomplishments in the Panama Canal Zone. Move the mountains, flood
the land and fill the swamps....
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