Tennessee Valley Authority: The agency's fight against one family that wouldn't sell their farm. “The mother uses snuff or tobacco, as does the thirteen-year-old daughter. The latter is an excellent spitter.”
The establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933 was designed to integrate the use of all natural resources in a river basin. The TVA project created jobs and contributed to the ongoing economic development of the regions in which they were built. The work undertaken by the agency during the Great Depression greatly assisted the economic/social rehabilitation of an entire region. The TVA continues to be a significant component of the nation's water planning/management…
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
1933: The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned corporation in the US created by congressional charter on May 18 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. Wilson Dam, completed in 1924, was the first dam under the authority of TVA.
The University of Tennessee McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and the Libraries received a two-year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to create an on-line database of information describing photographs taken by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers of archaeological projects conducted in preparation for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dam construction in the 1930s