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Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore P. Shonts discusses what effect an earthquake would have on the Panama Canal and its dams in light of the recent California earthquake. Shonts defines the characteristics and limitations of a "Sea-level Canal" and provides the commission's recommendation for a permanent canal. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals--Design; Dams--Earthquake effects--Evaluation; Panama--Panama Canal; California; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1906-05-24

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