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Smokey Bear and Ozzie Virgil

Ozzie Virgil

ca. 1988

On a day in 1988 some employees of the United States Forest Service, including Smokey Bear and a couple of beauty...

Tags: Atlanta Braves | Baseball | Georgia
Smokey Bear and John Smoltz

John Smoltz

ca. 1988

On a day in 1988 some employees of the United States Forest Service, including Smokey Bear and a couple of beauty...

Tags: Atlanta Braves | Baseball | Georgia
Prison Baseball Team

Homer the Brave

ca. 1988

On a day in 1988 some employees of the United States Forest Service, including Smokey Bear and a couple of beauty...

Tags: Atlanta Braves | Baseball | Georgia
Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

September 6, 1918

Branch Rickey was a Major in the U. S. Army Chemical Warfare Service during World War I. Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Missouri | World War I
Ty Cobb's Estate

Ty Cobb's Estate

1963

After Ty Cobb's death, his daughter claimed that he intended for her to inherit his Coca-Cola stock...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | Hall of Fame
Little League Court Case

Little League Court Case

1972

In 1972, The Lannon Manufacturing Company sued Little League and Athlone Industries over controversy...

Tags: Baseball | Little League | Tennessee
Speech by David Lilienthal

Lilienthal Speech

June 21, 1940

Eager to establish his organization as a major player in the mobilization for war, TVA Director David Lilienthal presented...

Tags: Speeches | Tennessee | World War II
Strategic War Materials

Strategic War Materials

June 4, 1940

TVA General Manager Gordon R. Clapp asked his Chemical Engineering Department to provide an analysis of the various commodities...

Tags: Alabama | World War II
Power Controversy at  Volunteer Ordnance Works

Power Controversy

October-November 1941

Congressman Estes Kefauver of Tennessee's 3rd District became involved in a dispute over who would provide electrical power to...

Tags: Electricity | Tennessee | World War II
Selective Service Deferment for TVA Jobs

Deferment for TVA Jobs

October 1942

While there were many TVA employees who enlisted or were drafted for service in World War II, the Authority identified 882 positions...

Tags: Draft Registration | Tennessee | World War II