Research and Resources
Hello, PCMC members! We have two new online resources to share.
The first is a list of Spanish American War veterans buried at the Corozal American Cemetery in Panama. The list was compiled by the Friends of the PCMC. These were SAW veterans who subsequently came to Panama to live and work on the Canal. You can find the link here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pcm/SAWVets_2019March6.pdf.
These veterans have also been added to our list of Zonians in the Military, available at https://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/pcmc/links/MilitaryZonians.
The second new resource is an annotated bibliography of books about the American period of the Panama Canal (1904-1999), compiled by Elizabeth Bemis. The bibliography is an ongoing effort, and we continue to find and add resources. You can view the bibliography here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pcm/PCBibliography2019.pdf.
Fossils of Panama is an initiative of the Florida Museum of Natural History Fossils in the Cloud Project – an effort to digitize the museum’s paleontological collections.
The Florida Museum of Natural History, on UF’s campus, has a fantastic fossil collection, and many interesting fossils from Panama. You can find the Fossils of Panama page here:
Check out their digitized collection of Panama fossils, as well as the field guides to common fossils of the Gatun formation.
Pat Kearns sent us a wonderful article featured in Archaeology Magazine. Follow the link to give it a read.
If you have an interesting current event article to share, let us know and it may end up in a post!