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Description: A tour of the Republic of Panama and the Panama Canal in the 1940s.
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Clip #: TFA-160B
Length: 9:07
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Carl Dudley
Region: Central America
Country: Panama
Subject: Canals
Original: 16mm
1940s, Panama, Central America, Panama City, Vasco Núñez de Balboa monument, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panamá Viejo, Panama Viejo, Puente del Rey, King's Bridge, old seawall, 5th of May Plaza, Central Avenue, National Palace, Panama Canal Railway from Panama City to Colon, cars and trucks traveling on Transismian Highway, Colón, Colon, Front Street, arcade shops, men spraying crops, men digging soil / cultivating crops in agricultural region, cattle in field, Chiriquí Province, Chiriqui Province, worker picking coffee beans from tree, coconut palms, man carrying coconuts, hands holding cacao beans, workers cutting down and carrying bushel of bananas, man dunking bushel of bananas in liquid, Panama Canal, ships traveling on Panama Canal, Balboa, Panama Canal Administration Building, pointer tracing out route on map of Panama Canal, canal lock chamber, lock gates, ship approaching Miraflores Lock, electric mules pulling ship into lock chamber, lock gates closing, chamber filling with water, ship lifted to chamber level, electric mules pulling ship forward in chamber, pointer tracing route from Miraflores Lake through Pedro Miguel Lock to Gatun Lake, ship passing through Gaillard Cut / Culebra Cut, hydraulic hoses preventing earth slides, dredge, ships crossing Gatun Lake, Gatun Locks, Cristóbal port, Cristobal, United States and Panama flags flying, ships passing through lock

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