This is the 1980 Caribbean yearbook from Cristobal High School, located on the Atlantic side of the isthmus of Panama in the American Canal Zone town of Coco Solo. The contents include faculty and student activities for grades 7 through 12. The end of the yearbook has lots of cool advertisements from familiar places in Colon and on the Atlantic side of the former Panama Canal Zone. Go Tigers! I even found some Gatunites in this yearbook including my brother Bill Bailey and a neighbor Lisa Barrett. Lots of other familiar names too.
This yearbook was the office copy for Cristobal High School and " Cristobal High School Office Copy " is written on the inside of the front cover. There is only light wear from gentle handling and there is no writing on any of the internal pages. The bottom left of the front cover has a small ding. Overall, this copy is in very nice condition.
This yearbook became part of the Panama Canal Museum archives after the Panama Canal Zone school system was dissolved. When the museum closed, I gave the museum a large donation in exchange for some of their yearbooks. I already have a copy of this yearbook in my personal collection, so I am selling this copy to recover some of the money from my donation.
Many of the yearbooks from the Panama Canal Zone have been digitized and are available as free downloadable JPGs on the University of Florida's archival website ( CHS ; BHS ), but you cannot search the text on graphics and reading jpegs on iBooks is not easy on your eyes. You can also purchase Xerox copies of yearbooks from Classmates.com for about $80, but it is much better to purchase an original copy of this yearbook to keep in your own collection.