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George Goethals

George Washington Goethals, an American Army officer and engineer, died Jan. 21, 1928, at the age of 69. In 1907, President Roosevelt placed Goethals in charge of the Panama Canal project, which had been underway for three years but was not yet showing much progress....

David du Bose Gaillard

David du Bose Gaillard, a U.S. Army engineer, died Dec. 5, 1913, at age 54. In 1908, he joined the Panama Canal project and was put in charge of the infamous “Culebra Cut”. The cut was a nine-mile stretch where the canal had to cut through the mountainous...
Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal

David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning authorThe lecture at Unity Temple featuring David McCullough is the Library’s premier event in the Panama Canal Centennial public program...