- Captain of the American Police during
the building of the Panama Canal -
|* List of the stories
he appears in :
- F PM 01201 C : "The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut" (Lo$#10b), from 2001, by Don Rosa.
* His biography :
The "Division of Police and Prisons" of the Panama Canal zone was organized on June 2, 1904. As its head, President Roosevelt specially selected George R. Shanton, a Western type of rough-and-ready sheriff. Shanton had been one of the then Colonel Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" in the Spanish-American War.
Captain Shanton's replacement as Chief of Police was Grosvenor A. Porter, the son of a Confederate blockade runner, and a member of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
* His place in the Barks/Rosa stories universe
He acts under the orders of Roosevelt in 1906, in "The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut". He comes with the president to see Scrooge at his mountain, which is in the axis of the canal's cut, and so, which bothers Roosevelt. Then, he and his Rough Riders meet General Esteban and his army while looking for President Roosevelt (who is in fact on a secret mission with Scrooge), and while they are on the point of starting a battle, a giant jaguar statue with Scrooge and Teddy on it tumble down from the mountain and both armies are scared and run out...
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