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Digging Through Panama Digital History ID 4483
The Panama Canal is a stranger thing than most of us realize. To begin with, Panama twists so the Atlantic side is northwest of the Pacific side. And cutting through that strip of land cost a third of a century of frustration and death. The idea of a canal across Panama had been around for centuries in 1879. Then the French engineer de Lesseps convened an international congress to consider building one.
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