1904 - 1999
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Balboa Elementary
originally Balboa High School

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Balboa High School

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Cristobal High School
Coco Solo

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Diablo Elementary School

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Gatun Elementary School

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Los Rios Elementary

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New Cristobal Elementary

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North Margarita Elementary

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North Margarita Elementary

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Paraiso Elementary

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Rainbow City Elementary

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Rainbow City High School

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Ancon High School
Class 1912-1913

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Canal Zone Jr. College

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Gorgona School

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Empire School

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School Carriage!

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Gamboa Elementary

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Ft. Clayton Elementary

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Coco Solo Elementary

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Free School - Gorgona

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La Boca School

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La Boca Elementary School

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Cristobal High School

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Canal Zone College
later Panama Canal College

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Diablo Elementary School...

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...later became the Junior High School,

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and then Special Ed.

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Curundu Junior High

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Curundu Jr. High - front

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...and the dome!

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Curundu Jr. High Plaque

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Balboa Junior High

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Pedro Miguel Elementary (1920)

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Cocoli Elementary

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Diablo Kindergarten
formerly Diablo Commissary and Post Office

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Curundu Elementary...

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...and again

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BHS from Sosa Hill
shows Jr. High, Jr. College, high school, gym & athletic fields

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St. Mary's School
While not part of the CZ School system, it was located in the Canal Zone

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Pedro Miguel...

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...Elementary School

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San Miguel School

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Gatun Primary School-1912

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School Garden
Empire School

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Flag Drill - Closing Exercises
Balboa School
June 25, 1920

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Balboa Playground
Halloween Party
October, 1919

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Model of Curundu Jr. High

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East Balboa Annex
Grades 1-6, 1939
later Boys Dorm CZJC

On Balboa Rd. across Street from St. Mary's School

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Lodge Hall School, Balboa Road opposite Union Church
Grades 2-4

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Music Building and Balboa Fire Station.   Taken before the Junior College or BHS was built.  Building later also used as ROTC bldg.

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View shows new Balboa School, circled is the wooden structure (moved a couple of times) that was the school, later used for many other purposes before being torn down. 1917

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Better view of wooden school (on left) later moved.  Note - no palm trees on Prado!

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La Boca Occupational High School (later - Canal Zone College)

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Paraiso High School

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Balboa High School -Last Fling! May 1999


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BHS Plaque

Pictures contributed: Jay French, Skeeter Hirons, Jos Bell, Valerie Krueger, Lesley Hendricks, Bob Hardman, BillyMac, Louis Barbier, Franz Kuo, George Chevalier, Don Boland, Art Mokray, Bill Fall, Bill Caddle, David Hogan.  Some are official Panama Canal Company or Isthmian Canal Commission photographs.

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CHS Bell
Elaine Asbury & Ken Cooper

The History of Canal Zone Schools is the theme of an exhibit to be presented by the Panama Canal Museum at the the Annual Panama Canal Society Meetings in Tampa, FL July 5-July 8, 2000.

Visit the Panama Canal Museum Site

July 12, 2016

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