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The Silver Townships- Rainbow City- Part I

Image: Map of the Panama Canal Zone.
Rainbow City appears at the Atlantic end (north)
Image courtesy of www.wikipedia.com


Of all the Silver Townships on the Isthmus of Panama,
Rainbow City in the Province Colon is the place that has been known by the greatest variety of names imaginable. It was first known asSilver City” but, in the early days of construction was variously referred to as The FolksRiver end of Manzanillo Island, Silver town at Mount Hope, New Silver town site at Big Tree; and Cristobal Silver Townsite. After the area was settled, however, it was also known as Silvertown, Silver Town, and Silver city. The term Silver “City” with the city capitalized was not formally recognized until July 1921 when it was named in this manner in official correspondence. Continue reading