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21749-Thatched Roof Native Home-Temporary Convict's Corral in the Background,
Near Old Panama, Canal Zone.
The cabin in the immediate foreground is cities of Colon
a native home. Its architecture is described portant towns a
in views 21748 and 20871. The building in The roads are
the background is a corral for the convicts these places, an
stationed here. Of course this corral is of the other hand,
temporary structure because these convicts across the isthm
are transported from point to point, accord- from coast to
ing to where their labor is needed. opened is by me
The buildings shown in this view are which runs front
located near the ruins of old Panama.. The follows the cana
convicts here c-rralled are enrgaaed in the e'.st side. Befo;
task of road-building. In fact, the roads in the railroad was
the Panama Canal Zone are hardly worth recently has beei
the name, except in the neighborhood of the
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and Panama, and other im-
ilong the line of the canal.
constructed of macadam at
d thus are very good. On
there is no real roadway
us, and the only way to get
coast before the canal is
ans of the Pranama Railroad,
1 Colon to Panama City. It
1 as close as possible on the
re the Gatun dam was built
laid further to the west but
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