Spanish explorers discovered
Panama in 1501. By 1519 the City of Panama had been founded. Panama left the
in 1821 confirming a commitment to the viceroyalty of New Granada & becoming a part of Gran
In 1825 a canal company proposed a transisthmian route connecting the Pacific
Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. In
1885 the U.S. financed the construction of a railway which
ran from Colon to Panama City.
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