Photo of the Week
January 10, 2016
Many Zonian will remember the building shown in this photo. The
Cocoli VFW was a famous watering hole on the West Bank of the Canal near
Miraflores Locks. According to an old Panama Canal phone book this
was VFW Post General George W. Goethals #3835. It was located on
the corner of Bruja and K-9 roads in Cocoli. I never knew that the post
was named after the famous Panama Canal Engineer Goethals. This is
interesting. There are some peoples memories quoted on the
Internet that you can find by Goggling Cocoli VFW. I frequented
the old place when ever we ventured over to the West Bank to go down K-9
Road, out to Contractors Hill or the Miraflores terraces also known as
the jumps as they used to have dirt bike competitions. The jumps were
also referred to as the Submarine Races when you and your girl friend
would park out there. If you know what I mean...
I am sure that this old
building is long gone now with the canal expansion right there now.
Long live the memories of
our old Canal Zone.
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