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Fireworks at Sosa Hill

Our records indicate that this photograph was taken on 4th of July at Sosa Hill.


What year might this photograph have been taken?

How did you spend holidays in the Canal Zone?

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  • Joe Wood

    The photo would be dated sometime after 1954, when the Goethals Memorial Monument was inaugurated. The vehicles in the photo suggest mid to late 1950’s vintage. The 4th of July was celebrated in the Canal Zone with parades, events and sports activities, culminating in the fireworks display from Sosa Hill. The best vantage point to see them was from the side of the Canal Administration Building facing the monument and the Prado in Balboa.

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