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    Do You Remember this Theatre?

    Hello, PCMC members! We need your help in gathering information about the Surfside Theatre. In the collection, we have a program and invitation to the theatre’s production of Rashomon, which made its Broadway debut in 1959. Where was the Surfside Theatre located? What was its association with the military? When was this specific play performed? Theatre program, cover Theatre program, contents Invitation

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    115 Years Ago…

    Tomorrow marks 115 years since the official opening of the Panama Canal Zone. On May 4, 1904, Lieutenant Mark Brooke stood in front of the Hotel de la Compagnie, the headquarters of the Panama Canal Company, and ceremoniously read the following address: I, Mark Brooke, officer of the Corps of Engineers of the Army of the United States of North America, declare and state the following: To-day, the fourth of May, nineteen hundred and four, early in the morning, in my capacity as representative of the Governments of the United States of North America, I came into the building situated in the city of Panama, known in that city by…

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