President Woodrow Wilson and the demolition of the Corte Culebra
Stories from the United States' relationship with the Panama Canal, in celebration of its centenary
On October 10, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson remotely controlled one of the most important and dramatic final phases of the construction of the Panama Canal. He sent a telegram from Washington, which operated the detonation of the last stretch of dam, called the Corte Culebra. Despite not being the very last step in the construction of the canal, if it was one of the most ceremonial, and showed the importance to the U.S. of constructing this interoceanic waterway for the world.