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Opening of the famed Panama Canal...

Item # 654399

August 15, 1914


* Panama Canal Inaugural - opening
* Atlantic Ocean connects Pacific

Page 2 includes a one column headline announcing a very historic event: the opening of the Panama Canal: "PANAMA CANAL OPENS" "Ancon First Big Ship to Pass Through" "Loaded With Full Cargo as a Test" "Goethals and Other Officials on the Ship" "Trip is to End at Six o'Clock at Night with much detail.
The Panama Canal was a boom to commerce and trade, allowing quick transport between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, saving months of travel time around the tip of South America.
Complete in 3 sections with 34 pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, lightly toned, good condition. A bit fragile & should be handled carefully.

Category: The 20th Century