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21751-View From Cristobal Looking Alonq the Principal Business Street of Colon, Canal
In taking fhis picture the photographer the foreground advertising beer from the
has crossed the tracks cf the Panama Rail- other end of the canal.
road and faced about in the opposite direc- The city of Colon lies on a peninsula,
tion. Therefore, he has his back to the bounded on the east by the Bay of Man-
American town of Cristobal and is looking zanillo, on the west by Limon Bay and on
down the main thoroughfare in the Pana- the north by the Caribbean Sea. The city
manian city of Colon. The Panama Rail- has a fair-sized harbor on the Limon Bay
road tracks extend about half a nile further which, likewise, is not included in the Canal
Zoned tC istobalnisimmediately.adjacenteth
northward in the city of Colon, having their Zone. Crstobal is immediately adjacent to
*nowa in Colon ? nd extends from the peninsula prop-
terminal at a station on the waters edge. er among the narrow neck of land connecting
Although Spanish is the language of the it with the mainland.
Panamanians, English must be fairly well Colon has a population of about 18,000,_
understood everywhere along the Canal Zone which is not quite half that of its sister city,
as is evidenced by the large sign seen in Panama, at the other side of the Isthmus.
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company,