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Difficulties In Displacement:
The Case Of Mrs. Fannie Cotham

TVA was limited in the assistance they could provide to relocating families by the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, which stated: TVA "Shall have power to advise and cooperate in the readjustment of the population displaced by the construction of dams, the acquisition of reservoir areas, the protection of watersheds, the acquisition of rights-of-way, and other necessary acquisitions of land, in order to effectuate the purposes of the Act." A "Resources Available for Population Readjustment" chart created by TVA shows that the majority of services available to citizens were through federal agencies other than TVA. The relocation problem of Mrs. Fannie Cotham is exemplative of the anger, frustration and confusion felt by many people who were told that they were going to have to move because their home was in a proposed reservoir area.

Subject

Relocation (Housing)

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Records of Raymond R. Paty and James P. Pope, 1939-1957

Date

January-July 1946

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 17 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 1265105

Coverage

Knoxville (Tenn.) | Paris (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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