Canal History

The history of the construction of the Panama Canal is the saga of human ingenuity and courage: years of sacrifice, crushing defeat, and final victory. Many gave their life in the effort. Follow the story from the early days of the French construction period, to the completion by the United States, and into the present time.

  • Read Our Story
  • Governors and Administrators
  • Leaders
  • Torrijos-Carter Treaty
  • Canal Transition
  • Transition Events
  • Historic Milestones
  • Administration Building
  • Story of the Murals
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