Happy Birthday, Panama Canal (1912)

Aero view of the Panama Canal, looking southwest, The world's greatest engineering feat to be realized 395 years after first proposed / Copyright, 1912, by Poole Bros., Chicago.

Aero view of the Panama Canal (1912)
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Date: 1912
Author: Poole Bros
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Panama that you might want to check out.

Tomorrow marks the 98th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal [gmap].

On August 15th, 1914, Captain John A. Constantine piloted the SS Ancon, completing the first official transit.

Y'all know I don't like to brag or anything, but I, myself, piloted the first vehicle to cross the new Grand Avenue bridge here in STL... so yeah, I guess I mean to say that I know what kind of big deal this sort of thing is.

To celebrate, here's a Poole Brothers' birdseye map of the waterway in 1912.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in 's history, check out the Records of the Panama Canal's website.



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