Rural Electrification and the Tennessee Valley Authority (gallery)

  • Stringing rural TVA transmission line
    Stringing rural TVA transmission line
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris Dam, Tennessee
    Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris Dam, Tennessee, "The force of falling water becomes electric power at Norris Dam. TVA Engineers raised the 14 foot steel drum gates atop this spillway in January 1937 to prevent water from reaching the already swollen Ohio and Mississippi Rivers."
  • The downstream face of the spillway at the Tennessee Valley Authority Fort Loudon Dam, 1942
    The downstream face of the spillway at the Tennessee Valley Authority Fort Loudon Dam, 1942.