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President Roosevelt tours the Panama Canal cut

President Roosevelt tours the Panama Canal cut

Date of Work
November 1906
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Credit
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library

President Roosevelt tours the Panama Canal cut

President Roosevelt’s ultimate goal for his tradition-breaking presidential journey outside of U.S. borders was to observe every aspect of work on the canal. He traveled slowly by train, observing the work, greeting crowds with Mrs. Roosevelt, and reviewing American troops. He toured the Culebra Cut and examined the huge steam shovels at work making the cut, and he is seen enthusiastically climbing aboard, making no effort to avoid the mud.

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