In last week’s edition of the Tri-County News, I read (with great interest) about New Holstein native Edward Schildhauer, a talented engineer who invented the lock gates and electric motors used on the Panama Canal, which was—and still is—an amazing engineering triumph.
Interestingly enough, that was the second “Panama Canal” connection I discovered last week. When was the last time you learned two fascinating stories about the Panama Canal in the course of a single week—and not as part of a Geography or History class? For me, the answer is, “Never before.”
We were driving along in rural Ohio a few days ago, on our way home from an unexpected family funeral.

(Please see the Sept. 27 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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