George Washington Goethals letter
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The collection contains a letter from Goethals to O.M. Carter regarding Carter's return to the "service."
- 1918 March 27
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Biographical / Historical
Born in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York, Goethals graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1880. Goethals was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1907 when he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal. Under his management construction was completed in 1914, about one year early.
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Letter from Goethals, former chief engineer of the Panama Canal and civil governor of the Panama Canal Zone, to O.M. Carter regarding Carter's return to the "service."
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Megan Quillivan and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
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