Tribute Paid to West Indian Workers
Panama Canal Spillway - August 24, 1979

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On the way to work

Tribute was paid to Canal construction era West Indian workers and their descendants in a ceremony held at Rainbow City on August 15.  Governor H. R. Parfitt spoke of the West Indians' part in the construction and operation of the Canal in a program that also marked the 65th anniversary of the waterway. The Governor placed a wreath at the plaque that was erected in 1952 at the Occupational High School and is inscribed, "In appreciation for the construction period West Indians who moved the earth to unite the world (1904 - 1914)."

Presented by CZBrats
December 24, 1998

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