Bidlack Treaty (1846)
An agreement between U.S. and Colombia, giving the U.S. exclusive right of transit across the Isthmus of Panama and makes possible building the Panama Railroad.
Compagnie Universelle du Canal de Panama
This company is formed by Ferdinand de Lesseps to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama.
Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama
This company is intended to prevent the French assets in Panama from deteriorating, but in late 1901 it sends word to Washington the directors want to sell at any price.
Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique
This is the May 1879 gathering of 136 leading experts personally selected and invited by Ferdinand de Lesseps.
Couvreux, Hersent et Compagnie
The giant company that lends its best engineer, Gaston Blanchet, to Ferdinand de Lesseps' project in Panama.
Darien Expedition of 1870
This is headed by Thomas Oliver Selfridge.
Hay-Banau-Varilla Treaty (1904)
This expands the width of the...
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