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Gorgas and the Panama Canal

Gorgas and the Panama Canal

Broadcast: October 24, 1954
Added: Jan 24 2016

Men had dreamed of it for centuries - the passageway from the Gulf of Panama to the Caribbean Sea. The dream had lived in the United States even more so. Everybody agreed that such a canal was necessary to our defense, as well as a good thing for trade. In 1904, under President Theodore Roosevelt, arrangements were completed - and as those who worked on the canal put it, the dirt began to fly!