1965 Caribbean Yearbook - Cristobal High School - Panama Canal Zone

Item CZYB10    

This Item was Sold on 20 February 2016 for $49

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This is the 1965 Caribbean yearbook from Cristobal High School, located on the Atlantic side of the isthmus of the Panama Canal Zone in the town of Coco Solo. The contents include faculty and student activities for grades 9 through 12. There are a few 7th and 8th grade students in some of the group activities (music, etc.). The end of the yearbook has lots of cool advertisements from familiar places in Colon and the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal Zone. I am a student in this yearbook - a Freshman (CHS Class of 1968). This yearbook belonged to Mrs. Dorothy Huffman Smith who was the Senior High School English teacher as well as the director of the yearbook committee. I stayed in touch with Mrs. Smith after graduating from CHS. Dorothy wanted her yearbook collection to be donated to the Panama Canal Museum in Florida. After her death, Dorothy's family gave me her entire yearbook collection to give to the museum. The museum said that they already had 3 copies of each yearbook and they did not want any more. Instead, they wanted money to pay for digitizing existing yearbooks so that images could be added to the University of Florida Panama Archives. I gave the museum a large donation and kept the yearbooks. This yearbook is one of Dorothy's yearbooks and I am selling it to help me recover part of my donation to the museum. This yearbook is in like-new condition except for Dorothy's signature on the first page. A rare and valuable document about life in the former Panama Canal Zone.

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