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From the Stacks: Tourists in the Canal Zone

Here’s a photo we found from 1962/1963 of tourists at the Observation Platform at the locks.

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How did you interact with tourists in the Canal Zone? Would you ever visit the observation platform or other tourist sites for school or with your family?

Make sure to join us for the 2018 Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando from June 27 – July 1, 2018, where there will be an exhibit about popular culture in the Panama Canal Zone on display. See more information and register here: https://www.pancanalsociety.org/reunion.html. We hope to see you there!

2 Comments

  • Robert Raymond Dixon gordon

    At that time all I did was to enjoy my hometown in Paraiso and Pedro Miguel. At times I would go to Gamboa.

  • dempsey pagan jr.

    DOES ANYBODY HAVE DATA OR PHOTOS RELATING TO THE FIRST PANAMA CANAL ZONE AIRLINE COMPANY CALLED ISTHMIAN AIRWAYS, WHICH OPERATED FROM AROUND MID 1920’S TO 1937 ??
    I AM LOOKING FOR A PILOT NAMED ALLEN J. PETERS,WHO WAS A U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES PILOT,BUT WORKED ON HIS DAYS OFF FOR ISTHIMIAN….THAT FELLOW MAY TURN OUT BE MY GRANDFATHER…..
    thanks in advance.
    dempsey pagan jr.

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