Juan Mina Station

ID: SIA2011-2251 or Wetmore #5956

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Landscape

Date: December 15, 1955

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 182, Folder: 3

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Building is at Juan Mina Station, a small settlement and a former station of the Panama Railroad, located 12.64 miles from Colon, Panama, near the mouth of the Chilibre River on the Chagres River. Now inundated by Gatun Lake. Juan Mina was used as a mosquito collecting field station for entomologists of the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory for many years.


  • Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine
  • Panama Canal Zone


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The image was taken by Sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 182, Folder: 3

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


December 15, 1955

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Chagres River, Panama
  • Landscapes
  • Architecture
  • Field Stations
  • Rivers
  • Buildings--Panama


  • Panama
  • Colon
  • Colón (Panama)
  • Juan Mina
  • Rio Chagres


  • Landscape
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-2251 or Wetmore #5956

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.75w 4.5h; Type of Image: Landscape ; Medium: Photographicprint

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