Photo of the Week
December 28. 2008 

I was recently contacted by a CZ Images visitor by the name of Richard Crowe.  Richard is the descendent of a 1st Lt Fred A. Ramsey who served during the construction days in the Canal Zone.  Lt. Ramsey is shown in a famous photograph at the head of his formation during Roosevelt's visit to the diggings to boost moral and see the progress being made.  Fred's wife made a photo album in 1907 time frame and this photo is from that album.  Richard sent me a few of the photos as scanned images for my review.  This particular photo which I have chosen for this week's photo is a super one.  This is a photo of a Col Cook and Lt. Fred Ramsey at La Boca.  The sign on the building reads, "Canal Zone Post Office", hence this was the La Boca Post Office during this time frame.  The most EXCITING thing about this photo is the old Ladder Dredge in the back ground.  It must be tied up to the dock ... WOW!!  This is a fantastic capture of a great old dredge which looks in pretty good shape since it is discarded French equipment.

Richard is in the process of scanning more great photos from this album which I will post as they become available.  Thank you Richard for sharing this and other great historical captures in time.

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