‘Lost’ history of Panama Canal is now found in exhibit at KC’s Linda Hall Library

In a year busy with centennials — World War I and Union Station — make room for the Panama Canal. It also has been 100 years since the Atlantic and Pacific oceans were joined by one of the wonders of the modern world.

That may seem to have little to do with Kansas City, but the Linda Hall Libraryhas the “lost” papers of the office engineer for the Culebra Cut, the key section of the canal project that cut through the continental divide.

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