1860-1935This is the site of the family home of Gadsden native General William Luther Sibert who played a major role in the construction of the Panama Canal. While serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was appointed chief engineer for the Atlantic Division of the Panama Canal. He designed and built the Atlantic locks, and constructed Gatun Dam, then the largest earthen dam in the world, to create Gatun Lake, the central operating feature of the Canal.
|Placed By||Etowah County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 591014 N 3764406|
|Decimal Degrees||34.01635000, -86.01426667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 0.981', W 86° 0.856'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 0' 58.86" N, 86° 0' 51.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 930 Forrest Ave, Gadsden AL 35901, US|
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