Goethals Monument in 2009
|Location||Panama City, Panamá, Panama|
|Designated||March 31, 1954|
The Goethals Monument in Panama City, Panama was constructed in honor of George Washington Goethals the chief engineer of the Panama Canal and United States Army General. He also was the State Engineer of New Jersey and the Acting Quartermaster General of the United States Army in WWI.
The monument is a white Vermont marble construction and was revealed to the public on March 31, 1954. Its central high part symbolizes the Continental Divide and the piles on the sides represent the Canal locks, from which the waters of Gatun Lake reach the oceans.
Al mayor general George W. Goethals
Ingeniero Jefe del
Canal de Panamá
hombre de visión.
Este monumento es
To Major General George W. Goethals
Chief Engineer of the
This monument is
dedicated (to you) by
your fellow countrymen.
- Anne Cipriano Venzon (2013). The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 294
- The Panama Canal: An Army's Enterprise. United States Army Center of Military History. 2009. pp. 13–15. CMH Pub 70-115-1.
- "Goethals Memorial - Visit Canal de Panamá". Visitcanaldepanama.com. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Friar, William (2 April 2013). "Moon Panama". Avalon Publishing. Retrieved 7 February 2019 – via Google Books.
- "The Panama Canal Review". Panama Canal Company. 7 February 1976. Retrieved 7 February 2019 – via Google Books.
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