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Title: Panama pictures; nature and life in the land of the great canal
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Delevante, Michael. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, Alden brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ispo in 1907 53 Across the Bas Obispo River—see page 52 54 Camp Elliott Headquarters- of the American Marines—see page 53 55 Empire in 1883 56 Empire in 1907 57 Culebra in 1884—see page 61 6d The Great Culebra Cut 64 The Great Culebra Cut—a charge of 6,000 lbs. of dynamite and 25 tons of Black Pow^der going up. 65President Roosevelt and Party going through the Culebra Cut 66 The Residence of Mr. Jno. F. Stevens, Chief Engi-neer, at Culebra—see page 66 67 A bit of the Culebra Deviation—see page 67 68 The Rio Grande Lake—see page 67 70 Bridge spanning the Rio Grande—see page 67 71 The Cathedral Square, Panama—see page 71 72 The Bovedas, Panama—see page 71 y^, The I. C. C. Hospitals, at Ancon, Panama 74 The I. C. C. Tivoli Hotel at Panama—see page 70 75Steel Pier at La Boca, on the Pacific side, built by the French—see page 74 76 Pier at La Boca, built by the L C. C 77 The Old Washington House 87 The Old Washington House—see page 87 i39 Across the Panama Isthmus
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Across the Panama-Isthmus. On one fine morning, in the Veranitomonth of October, 1906, the watchman,whose beat was around the WashingtonHouse and the neighboring cottages on theBeach, came to my room-door, in accordancewith instructions given to him the night be-fore, and, rapping upon it impatiently, sangout to me, in that half-dreamy tone of voicewhich smacks of a stolen wink or two: Its half past four, ScnorF As further evidence that the fellow hadreally been sleei:)ing at his post of dut}^, Iheard him yawn, deep-mouthed and long,as I answered back to him: All right, Sereno—Ive heard you—muchisimas gracias! But to make it doubly sure, it seems, thatboth of us were awake, he rapped again andrepeated more coherently: Its half past four, SefiorF This time there was a deeper ring of im-patience in his voice, and, pervading it, atone of evident fear that his reputation as 14 PANAMA PICTURES. a watchman was at serious stake, and—yes,perhaps, he thought, his job too. In order, howev
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