Title: Panama Canal Museum Exhibit Materials : Town Site Exhibit
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Title: Panama Canal Museum Exhibit Materials : Town Site Exhibit
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Panama Canal Museum
Publisher: Panama Canal Museum
Place of Publication: Seminole, Fla.
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Subject: Canal Zone
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Bibliographic ID: UF00098893
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS

(1858-1928)

Third Chief Engineer

On March 4, 1907, Goethals was appointed by President Roosevelt Chairman and Chief

Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission (I.C.C.). He served in that position until

completion of Canal construction in 1914, following which he served as Governor of the

Panama Canal until his resignation January 17, 1917.




As Chief Engineer of the I.C.C., Goethals faced many daunting tasks. Aside from the task

of eliminating disease, Goethals was faced by many unique problems, any one which was

a stupendous work in itself. The first of these was the cutting down to a much lower level

several mountains near the center of the Isthmus in order to minimize the elevation of the

canal itself. The second was the damming of the powerful and erratic Chagres River with

the Gatun Dam and the formation of Gatun Lake. The third was the building of the huge

concrete locks with steel gates.




The name Goethals will be recorded in history as the man who accomplished one of the

greatest feats of engineering and construction since the Egyptians completed the mighty

pyramids the construction of the Panama Canal. Many tributes have been paid to Goethals

by distinguished persons. Of these, the following most represents consensus about the man

and about his achievements.




"Colonel Goethals proved to be the man of all others to do the job. It would be impossible

to overstate what he has done. It is the greatest task of any kind that any man in the world

has accomplished during the years that Goethals has been at work. It is the greatest task

of its own kind that has ever been performed in the world at all. Colonel Goethals has

succeeded in instilling into the men under him a spirit which elsewhere has found only in

a few victorious armies."


Goethals died on January 21, 1928, in New York City.





















































GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS, CHIEF ENGINEER 1907-1914
GOVERNOR OF THE CANAL ZONE 1914-1917







JOHN F. "BIG SMOKE' STEVENS

(1853-1943)

Second Chief Engineer



John F. Stevens was named Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal in 1905. He was one

of the most experienced railroad builders in the United States.



A decisive and strong leader, Stevens took immediate control of all aspects of the

work. He saw that disease was brought under control and was largely responsible for

deciding to build a lock-type canal.



In 1907, Stevens was succeeded by Colonel (later General) George Washington

Goethals, who wrote, "Mr. Stevens has perfected such an organization ... that there is

nothing left for us to do but just have the organization continue in the good work it was

done and is doing ... Mr. Stevens has done an amount of work for which he will never get

any credit, or, if he gets any, will not get enough ..."



John F. Stevens returned to the United States and railroading. In 1919 he was named

President of the Inter-Allied Technical Board with headquarters in Harbin, Manchuria.

His work completed, he returned to the United States in 1923 and retired from active life.



He was presented the John Fritz Gold Medal on March 23,1925, for "great achievements

as a civil engineer, particularly in planning and organizing for the construction of the

Panama Canal; as a builder of railroads, and as administration of the Chinese Eastern

and Siberian Railways." The Hoover Gold Medal was given him in 1938.


He died on June 2, 1943, in Southern Pines, N.C.









































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John F. Wallace was appointed the First chief Engineer of the Panama Canal in 1904 by

President Theodore Roosevelt. Although he was mindful of Teddy Roosevelt's orders

to "make the dirt fly,' Wallace was accustomed to working under civilized conditions.

Using equipment the French had left behind when they abandoned the project in

1889, Wallace did start digging the canal, but soon found Panama squalid and riddled

with malaria and yellow fever, which he feared. Additionally, the Panama Canal

Commission had to approve even the smallest decisions through a lengthy process.

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