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Title: Panama Canal Museum Exhibit Materials : Historical Images
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Place of Publication: Seminole, Fla.
Subjects / Keywords: Canal Zone
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 Material Information
Title: Panama Canal Museum Exhibit Materials : Historical Images
Physical Description: Mixed Material
Language: English
Creator: Panama Canal Museum
Publisher: Panama Canal Museum
Place of Publication: Seminole, Fla.
Subjects / Keywords: Canal Zone
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Charles D. Hummer
C HARLES D. HUMMER, is Foreman Wrecker on the Central Division of the Canal. It was the fourth day of
September, 1904, that he first landed on the Isthmus, and Uncle Sam was just taking count of stock to see what he
had to work with and wondering whether he could put any of the old French machinery to any use. Deciding that
perhaps he could, he put Mr. Hummer to work in charge of the French excavators at Culebra. Mr. Hummer remained
there for a year and was then transferred to the Mechanical Department, where for a year he was employed on the
erecting of steam shovels. From that position he was promoted to his present place. He went to Cuba in 1898 and
stayed there for two years, working in the Quartermaster's Department. From Cuba he went to the Philippines and
put in four years in the Quartermaster's Department there. On his return from the Islands the Panama proposition
looked good to him, and without pausing long he was off and away again. Mr. Hummer is a native of Somerset
County, New York, and received his education in the public schools. He is married and has a bright young son
who was born on the Isthmus. Before her marriage Mrs. Hummer was Miss Nellie M. Hunt. Mr. Hummer is a
member of the Knights of Pythias, the Kangaroos, and the Army and Navy Union.

Orrin M. Clark
O RRIN M. CLARK, who is now a Railroad Conductor in the Central Division,
is a Kansas man, having been born in the town of Washington. He was one of
the first to join Uncle Samuel's army of canal workers, reporting for duty in the
Canal Zone on the 3ist of October, 190o. For three months he was a Train Guard
at Cristobal, and then for eighteen months was employed in the Transportation
Department of the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama Railroad. After
this he returned to the States for a time, but in 1909 was back again, and since then
has been steadilyemployed in the Construction Department of the Central Division,
being appointed a Conductor. He is a member of the Independent Order of
Panamanian Kangaroos and the Improved Order of Red Men. His wife was Miss
Margaret Green, and they have two children, Charles and Margaret, born on the

Lyman U. Cole
W HILE comparatively few men from the northernmost State of the Union have found their way down to Panama
to assist in the building of the great canal, the few State-o'-Mainers who have done so have made enviable records
for themselves. One of these men is Lyman U. Cole, who was born in Livermore Falls in the County of Androscoggin,
State of Maine. It was in the public schools of his native State that he received his education, and in New England
that he learned the carpenter's trade. He was a contractor and builder in New Hampshire and Massachusetts up to
the time of his coming to the Isthmus on the fourteenth day of July, 190o6. He was installed as Foreman of the Carpenter :
Shops at the great Gorgona shops and has been satisfactorily filling the place ever since. He ish' member of the Masonic
Order, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Daughters of Rebekah, and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.
He is married and has two children, a son named Robert D. and a daughter named Dora E. His wife was Miss Callie
B. Page. The carpenter shop at Gorgona is in the Mechanical Division, and has a force of over thirty men.

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The Panama Canal..

America's Git to the World

Mamie Elizabeth Miracle

BY teaching five successive and successful terms of school at Empire and Culebra, Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Miracle
has won her Canal Medal and therefore belongs to the elect of the Panamanian Army of American Workers. She has
been a resident of the Isthmus since March, 1906, and she has the distinction of having been the first American school
teacher at Empire. She is now Principal of the High School at Culebra, the only high school in the Canal Zone.
Mrs. Miracle is a native of the energetic State of Kansas and is splendidly representative of the vigor and stamina of the
women of the Sunflower State. She attended the public schools and then finished her studies at the Kansas State
Normal School where she fitted herself for a life work of teaching. She arrived in the Canal Zone in March, 1906,
and that month and year also mark.another interesting epoch in her life, for it was on the 2oth of that same March that
she was married to Mr. F. W. Miracle, Storekeeper at Empire for the Subsistence Department of the Panama Rail-
road Company. Mrs. Miracle is thoroughly up-to-date in her teaching methods and has a happy faculty for securing
and retaining the interest of her scholars. She is popular with both her pupils and their parents and is widely known
throughout the entire Zone. All the Americans in the Zone are justly proud of the Commission schools, and no small
share of the credit for their success is due to Mrs. Miracle's work in the High School.




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Charlie Htummer

Caught Big One
After 32 Years

Patience and Continuous
Fishing Got Sailfish
For Popular Angler
Last October Charles Hummer
sailed away alter thirty-two years
service with The Panama Canal.
In addition t being, tlhe Wreck-
master for, the panama Railroad and
Mechanical Division, he also was
an expert, experienced deep-sea
angler. He knew every wave .4n
Panama Bay. He saw coconut palms
planted on the Islands and watch-
ed them grow to maturity. He went
fishing As faithfully every Sunday
as he reported for work every week
day. Specimen of every kind of fish
that is found in Panama Bay were
brought to gaff on his boat, the
"Helen", but nary a sailfish.
That was one type of fish he
wanted to hook most of all, but
Charlie fished in vain. It got so
,tnat his fellow fishing friends would
'hot go out with himr for they con-
sidered Charlie a j'inx.
Back and forth, over the hills
and. doa into the valleys of the
occasionally rough waters he sail-
ed,, and in spite of all the other
anglers bringing in countlesss sadil~
fish not one wea the question ask-
'ed. Was you there, Charlie?"
At last, some unknown force
brought asailsiph, to ChaPlie's bait,
and on June 16th this year Charlie
~Hummer landed his: first sailfish.
No other fisherman -received- 'as
many congratulations and, ohew pal
,ot his considered his catch absolute
justice. And so it was. for no local
fisherman rated a sailfish more
Than be.-
Charlie is ,now up.,,i4 Gran~d. R.-
.pids, Michigan, and when the snow
is in a drift 15 feet high by his
front window, and is tdo: cold lor
him to venAture out, he, can sit,
back in 'one of those chairs that
made thai town' famous and in Te-
'yrospect live, again, that date -of
June 16, 1'938, when Panama Bay
gave him a' saidtisepr t certainly was
a gracious parting gesture to a
great man, friend and sportman, just,
prior to his retirement.
As an anti-climax it might be
stated that on one of his trips the
"Helen" -ad three sailfish 'strikes
Sa the same time and there were
,only three angler In the boat at the




Oft the night of April 8, 1938. the Pacific Sailfish Club held C. L. Grier, C. B. Lea
a meeting at the Balboa Yacht Club in honor of Dr. William Marshall.
Beebe, Mr. Templeton Crocker, Mr. John Tee-van, Mr. Lorin Grey
an4 Captain "Stormy Pete" Pederson. Among those present, were, THIRD ROW: Dr.
reading left to'right: F. Martin, F. Casanov
man, "Tex" Stabler,
f'ROt T BROW-R. O. Hammer, James Westendorff, Charles Gxier, W. A. Stevenson
Daniels, C. L. Pierce, Stanley Coulthard, Ed. Cox, Silas Woodruff, H. Shed lock. J. C. Myr
William Barlow, Mark Wisner, H. E. Greenwood, George Drydlen, Robinson.
Grover Boban, Joe Hummer, George Potts. FOURTH BOW: ,J
SECOND ROW: Dr. D, H. March, Landon Gunn, Julius'Fte.- Santee, R. W. Hutchin
man, Larry Brain, Louis Schmidt, Lorin Grey, Templeton Cromk-, George Grant, M. F.
er, Dr. William Beebe, John Tee-van, Fred Brugge, Dr. James Charles McGlade, Maj
Zetek. Caplain ("Stormy Pete") Pederson, L. F. ("Slim") Hallett, Chris Skeie, RandaHl F



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