Tennessee Valley Authority in Vintage Postcards

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Created by the federal government in 1933 to revitalize a region twice the size of New England, the Tennessee Valley Authority began as an experiment of unprecedented proportions. Seen here through picture postcards, the dramatic achievements of the TVA take on a personal aspect, as individuals visit the hydroelectric projects and enjoy the newly created recreational opportunities. Tangible benefits are also documented, such as improved navigation, new roads and bridges, and abundant andinexpensive electricity. Influenced by such visionaries as Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Norris, the agency also dealt with regional issues, including rivercommerce, soil conservation, and flood control.
ISBN: 9780738541525
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this contribution to the region's history, author Mark Allen Stevenson, a professional engineer in Chattanooga, reviews the development of TVA's hydroelectric projects as the area emerged from the Depression and prepared for war. Tennessee Valley Authority celebrates the achievements of this remarkable agency, now approaching its 75th anniversary.
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