It is the early stage of the French effort to construct a canal through Panama. Consider yourself a young, patriotic, French engineer recently graduated and hired to work for the Compagnie Universelle. Make a listing of the items you would pack in your trunk to take with you to work there for a year. What sort of clothing and shoes will you take? Books? Other items?
American Letter Home
You are employed by an American firm and working in the Canal Zone in the Goethals era. Where do you live? What do you do about meals? What clubs or fraternal organizations do you belong to? How do you spend your free time? Write a letter home to a family member or friend.
Poem or Song
From the perspective of an employee of the Compagnie Universelle working in Panama as an engineer in the 1880s, things are...
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