Happy Halloween from the PCMC! To celebrate, here is a photograph of a Halloween party in Gatun, taken in 1922. What was celebrating Halloween like in the Canal Zone? Do you remember any unique traditions?
This week, we came across several newspapers from the French Era in the collection. Below are images of De Lesseps and his engineers in Panama (February 14, 1880) and De Lesseps and his family (January 1, 1881). What do you remember about learning the history of the Panama Canal in and outside of school? What parts of the history were emphasized or left out?