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The Great Colon Fire of 1940 – 74 Years Later

This gallery contains 12 photos.

The Great Colon Fire of 1940 74 Years later, a devastating event that became a testimony to the strength and resilience of the Silver People of Colon in Panama. View the vintage photo Gallery. Continue reading

Our Silver Cemeteries Made it to the International “Endangered List”

This is a screen shot of the World Monuments Fund's landing page.  Please visit it and browse through their 2010 Watch List.

This is a screen shot of the World Monuments Fund's landing page. Please visit it and browse through their 2010 Watch List.

We just had to break the wonderful news to all our readers and descendants of the Silver People who have been following our progress!

Our “Silver” Cemeteries here in Panama- Mount Hope as well as Corozal Cemeteries, the resting places of our historic Silver ancestors who built the Panama Railroad and the Panama Canal- have been included on the World Monuments Fund’s prestigious “100 Most Endangered Sites” for 2010.

Now, what does inclusion on this list mean? Continue reading

The Ice Truck

The gift of ice in the tropics and the ice man was a welcome sight.

The gift of ice in the tropics and the ice man was a welcome sight.

The following story was sent in by a good friend and classmate, Aubrey “Tito” Johnson, Jr. and it recreates a character, place and time in the history of Colon and Panama well known to the Silver People of those times.

By Aubrey Johnson, Jr.

I had some great times helping my friend Reds, aka Poroto, (r.i.p.) His only dream was to get to the US as soon as was promised by his friend Pancho Brown, (also r.i.p.),who was leaving and who would send for him once there. He talked incessantly about that great day, this great trip. Many a times arriving on the corner he would start a conversation with: “Last night I dreamt I was in New York, well lammed down and in his Florsheim……blah, blah, etc,” until the guys told him not to repeat that stuff anymore. He had a wicked curve ball- our iron horse pitcher whenever we competed in Mariano Bula Stadium against Penon, Corsarios, etc., and even against Angelini, in Panama ’s Santa Rita Stadium. Continue reading