Object of the Day

Atlantic Side YMCA

On the back of this photograph it reads: “Taken in 1911 in one of the towns later flooded by Gatun Lake. YMCA members in the Canal Zone.”

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Which town might have this YMCA been in?

Can you tell us what may be going on this photograph?

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One Comment

  • Fred Sill

    The sign on the right of the stage appears to read “Isthmian Chapter (?) 1912 Gorgona …….Team.” That must be the team sitting on the stage, with a small group of musicians in front of them. When the town was flooded by Gatun Lake, many of the native inhabitants were moved to a new settlement, also called Gorgona, on the Pacific shore about an hours drive from Panama, which became a popular vacation spot.

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