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The Panama Canal Turns 100: A Family Affair


On August 15 the Panama Canal (which greatly enhances maritime trade by providing a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans) celebrates the 100th anniversary of its opening.
The Tyree family has a multigenerational interest in this milestone.
The U.S. Army generously sent my Tennessee plowboy father to the Panama Canal Zone in 1946. As a history buff, I’m sure he knew about the casualties associated with the construction of the canal. 22,000 lives were lost to accident or disease when the French attempted the gargantuan task (1881-1894). Another 5,500 workers died during the 10-year U ...

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