Preserving the Heritage of Zonians
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Canal Zone Images
posted by tellurian (12 comments total)
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is a collection of stories and images about the Panama Canal Zone. Did you know that the construction workers were paid in gold and silver
('spiggoty' dollars)? "Paper money was not used on the pay car at all. In the first place, there was always a danger of its blowing away, and in the second place paper money in the hands of negro workmen soon assumed a most unsanitary condition."
A couple more: The story of Submarine 0-5 [4 times! What do you have to do to get gold?]
. A train wreck
at Miraflores (here
is the other postcard [different site]
that he mentions).