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Panama City, then and now

The successful completion of the Panama Canal in 1914 not only benefited world commerce, but also transformed the isthmus of Panama into a healthy place to work and live in. Thanks to the vision of T. R. Roosevelt, Gorgas’ sanitation program, Goethals and his team of engineers, as well as the sacrifices of thousands of canal workers, Panama was converted from a nidus of pestilence into the thriving community it is today.

View of the Bay of Panama

Panama City, View from Ancon Hill, Showing Modern Buildings

Panama Canal Expansion Project

Last modified: Mar 05, 2020