1888~1907The great engineering genius of the Panama Canal lived at this site from 1888 until 1907.As a young lieutenant, Gothals was sent to Florence to speed up the work on the Muscle Shoals Canal Project which effectively by~passed the serious river impediment known as the Muscle Shoals. His successful accomplishment here were considered as an apprenticeship that led to his renowned work in the building of the Panama Canal (1908~1914). Goethals later remarked that his work on the Muscle Shoals Canal loomed far larger in his memory than the canal in Panama.
|Placed By||Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 438040 N 3851956|
|Decimal Degrees||34.80796667, -87.67741667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 48.478', W 87° 40.645'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 48' 28.68" N, 87° 40' 38.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600-660 N Wood Ave, Florence AL 35630, US|
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