It was the operation of the canal that brought many families to Panama to live and work. This was true for my family...my grandparents (Josephine and Howard Sprague) moved from Brooklyn, NY to Panama during the depression. They were told that jobs were plentiful in this small country the size of South Carolilna. At first my grandfather worked for an oil company but later went back to school for accounting and was hired to work for the Panama Canal Commission in the Accounting Department. He later retired as one of the top accountants. His office was located in the Administration Building in Balboa Heights.
|The Administration Building of the Panama Canal.|
|This plaque hangs in the upper rotunda of the Administration Building|
|An Al Sprague pollera bronze sits on table in Alberto Aleman's (Administrator of the Panama Canal) office.|
|This Al Sprague Painting hangs in the Board Room of the Adminstration Building|