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Panama and Beyond–You Can Buy it Now! –and I’m back on line

Panama and Beyond–You Can Buy it Now! –and I’m back on line

After a month or more of invisibility, I’m back– While ignoring posting, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, I’ve been: Enjoying our granddaughter’s Seahawks theme wedding. Traveling 2000 miles in too little time–and, for a BIG change, driving only 100 of that, thanks to a daughter who takes I-5 in stride. Helping a daughter and family look for a house. I can’t drive through a town without seeing a house I’d like to buy and restore to its former glory. “Look to…

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August 15, 1914: Panama Canal Opened and World War I Began

August 15, 1914: Panama Canal Opened and World War I Began

When my grandfather and his cousins arrived in San Francisco on the San Juan in March 1914, Congress was planning a grand opening of the Panama Canal with an international parade of ships in January 1915. But: June 28, 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.  Austria-Hungary, like many in countries around the world, blamed the Serbian government for the attack and wanted to use the incident as justification for settling the question of Serbian nationalism…

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