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Description Narration introduces this report as "the story of the development of the Tennessee River," showing ongoing construction of major public works projects including dams and hydroelectric plants. Touts the harnessing of water power to generate electricity for industry and farmers. Lists the improvements to quality of life in the region brought by electricity, including home amenities, pumped water for irrigation and community refrigeration. Also emphasizes the development of fertilizer manufacturing, as well as munitions and aluminum for defense industries. Footage of Wilson dam, Norris dam, Wheeler dam, Pickwick Landing dam, Guntersville dam, Chickamauga dam, and Watts Bar dam and generating station.
Creator Tennessee Valley Authority
National Defense Advisory Committee
Contributor Arch A. Mercey : producer
Philip Martin Jr. : technical supervisor
Floyd Crosby : photography
Carl Pryer : photography
Thomas Chalmers : voice
William L. Sturdevant
Robert W. Horton
Date Issued 1940
Spatial Coverage Muscle Shoals, AL, U.S.
Andersonville, TN, U.S.
Rogersville, AL, U.S.
Pickwick Landing Dam, TN, U.S.
Gunterville, AL, U.S.
Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, TN, U.S.
Watts Bar Dam, TN, U.S.
Duration 00:20:01
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.