Photo of the Week
January 1, 2005
Year!!! I am sorry there was no Photo of the Week last week, but
with Christmas and taking a trip out of town, there just wasn't time.
I figured that the best way to start out 2005
was with a colorized postcard of the first Gamboa. This very early
photo was taken looking south from the future town site of Gamboa.
The settlement across the river is the original town of Gamboa. On
top of the hill you can see the old signal station. I found many
20's-30's vintage on the side of that hill. It appears the vehicle
bridge has just been added to the main railroad bridge, but there
doesn't appear to be a road into the new town site area yet. The
original power lines are still located on the bridge which would later
be removed to large towers stringing the wires across the river.
The old light house still had a purpose in these days. Today it
The battleship shown is the U.S.S.
Pennsylvania. Note the island just behind the battleship. This
island was removed when the Canal was widened.
Another great image preserving our Canal
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