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Story of the Panama Canal, The of

Reel Number: 220648-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1898-1920

Country: Panama

Location: Panama

TC Begins: 12:11:00

TC Ends: 12:24:59

Duration: 00:13:59

The Story of the Panama Canal (1) of (2) TR speech illustrated with maps and various footage. CU of TR speaking. Intertitles of speech. Maps. Beach with palm tree. POV tracking forward from moving train with workers alongside tracks, then past rusting machinery in early attempt to build canal. Line of war ships underway. McKinley speaking 12.15.32 Assistant Secretary of Navy Theodore Roosevelt walking down steps and past camera. Battleship “Oregon” past camera (very contrasty). 12.17.52 Revolution in Panama from staged film. 12.18.25 Colonel William C. Gorgas, Medical Dept. Black men digging drainage ditches to eliminate mosquito breeding, cutting grass, spraying crude oil on water. Views of paved streets and good houses. 12.20.08 Construction of canal, high angle pan. TR visits Panama, marching band and procession on horseback into town. President Amador welcomes TR. 12.22.45 Colonel Goethals in MCU. Workers returning home from train walking across railway line. Blasting mountains at great Culebra Cut. Needs permission from Theodore Roosevelt Assoc. P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bat, NY 11771 info@theodoreroosevelt.org

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