The Panama Canal Zone was a 10-mile-wide U.S. territory centered on the Panama Canal, created in 1903 to support the construction of the canal and phased out of existence between 1979 and 2000, with the transfer of control over the canal to the Republic of Panama.
Hall of Fame first baseman best known for his years with the Minnesota Twins, born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1945.
Kenneth B. _____
Psychologist and civil rights activist known for his study on the psychological effects of school segregation that featured prominently in Brown v. Board of Education; born in the Zone in 1914.
Presidential candidate and U.S. senator representing Arizona, born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936.
Edward A. _____
Aerospace engineer known for the law named after him that states, 'Anything that can go wrong will go wrong'; born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1918.
Though born in Dallas, this member of Buffalo Springfield and singer of 'Love the One You're With' was from a military family that moved frequently and lived in the Panama Canal Zone when in high school.