The city was founded on the western end of a treacherously marshy islet known as Manzanillo Island. As part of the construction of the Panama Railroad, the island was connected to the Panamanian mainland by a causeway and part of the island was drained to allow the erection of permanent buildings.
Nature magic music colors history and beautiful people. This are some of the things that welcomes you to the small town of Portobelo. The "Pollera Congo" represents the colors of nature and the joy of the women that wear them filled with pride honoring their ancestors. #panamahatgirl #panama #visitpanama #portobelo #congo #culture #traditions #alotrolado
Wally “Famous” Amos’ November 18,1980 Wally “Famous” Amos’ signature Panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection. It is the first memorabilia added to the collection by an African American entrepreneur and recognizes the achievement of Amos, who built his company from a mom-and-pop enterprise to a $250 million cookie manufacturing business.