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Odell's third term league

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Canal contractors are pleased that Governor Odell may run for a third term as a change in the state administration could create problems with their contracts.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Governors--Election; Letting of contracts; Letting of contracts--Corrupt practices; Canals--Design and construction; Contractors--Selection and appointment; Government contractors--Legal status, laws, etc.; New York (State); Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1903-05-12

"Sacre bleu!"

Description:

A Frenchman stands outside the U.S. Treasury building, holding in one hand a newspaper that states "Colombia Rejects Canal Treaty" and in the other hand a paper labeled "40,000,000 for France if Treaty is Ratified." It appears that he was about to cash in a promissory note for $40 million, only to discover at the last moment that it is worthless.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Treaties; International relations; Canals--Design and construction; Colombia; France; Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; United States

Date: 1903-09-09

Letter from William R. Corwine to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William R. Corwine of the Canal Association of Greater New York requests a letter from President Roosevelt in support of the 1,000 ton barge canal. The canal project will be voted on in November. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals--Law and legislation; Canals--Design and construction; Canals--Societies, etc.; Economic development projects--Public opinion; New York (State)--New York State Canal System

Date: 1903-10-09

Summary of letter from William R. Corwine

Description:

The Canal Association of Greater New York is ending the 1,000 ton barge canal campaign with a mass meeting on October 30. William R. Corwine requests a letter of support from President Roosevelt to be read at the meeting.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Canals--Law and legislation; Canals--Design and construction; Canals--Societies, etc.; Economic development projects--Public opinion; New York (State)--New York State Canal System; Corwine, William R.

Date: 1903-10-09

To urge the canal project

Description:

The Canal Association of Greater New York is making arrangements for a mass meeting on October 30, in support of the canal improvement referendum.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Canals--Law and legislation; Canals--Design and construction; Canals--Societies, etc.; Economic development projects--Public opinion; New York (State)--New York State Canal System

Date: 1903-10-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Albert Shaw

Description:

President Roosevelt encloses a letter from the Minister to Colombia that shows there was no chance of securing rights to a canal by treaty.  The other option was Nicaragua which many engineers strongly advocated against.  Roosevelt is against supporting a secessionist movement in Panama but admits that he would be delighted if Panama was an independent state.  He will not speak publicly on the matter for that would be taken as instigation for a revolt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Treaties; Independence movements; Canals--Design and construction; Panama--Panama Canal; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Nicaragua; Colombia

Date: 1903-10-10

Still scolding

Description:

Edward F. Hoar, as an old woman waving an umbrella, yells at Uncle Sam as he confidently walks away from her with a shovel on his shoulder and papers labeled "Canal Plans" under his arm. Two diminutive figures labeled "Colombia" and "Philippines" are standing next to Hoar.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Canals--Design and construction; Clothing and dress; Women; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Colombia; Philippines; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Date: 1904-01-20

The rising tide

Description:

The governor of New York, Benjamin B. Odell, is tied with a rope labeled "Contracts" to a submerged barge labeled "$255,000,000 Barge Canal." He is up to his neck in water labeled "Popular Indignation" and cannot touch the "sand" with his feet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Canals--Design and construction; Corruption; Public opinion; New York (State); Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1904-10-26

The main obstruction at Panama

Description:

A bloated businessman labeled "Railroad Interests," smoking a cigar and wearing a gold necklace of railroad passenger cars, sits on the hillside at the Culebra Cut in Panama. He is speaking to Uncle Sam, who is standing on the edge of the Cut, his coat over one arm and holding a pick-axe with the other. Stuffed head-first, in the businessman's pocket, is John F. Wallace, chief engineer of the canal construction until his resignation in 1905. Caption: Gentleman in the Background -- Sam, here's an engineering problem for you. If it'll take ten years to cut through Culebra, how many years will it take to cut through me?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Canals--Design and construction; Railroads; Trusts, Industrial; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; United States; Wallace, John Findley, 1852-1921

Date: 1905-07-19

New fight on canal

Description:

Opponents to the Panama Canal have organized and plan to stop construction in Panama, citing false starts and the suitability of Nicaragua for the project.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Canals--Design and construction; Panama--Panama Canal; Nicaragua--Nicaragua Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Yeomans, James D.

Date: 1905-08-16

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