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Footprint of Power
The hydroelectric, fossil fuel, and nuclear power facilities of TVA dot the landscape of the Tennessee Valley, creating a prominent man-made footprint in a once barren region. The holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta uniquely document this built environment through thousands of photographs.
Pickwick Dam Spillway

Pickwick Dam

March 1, 1938

Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam

ca. 1943

Douglas Dam

Douglas Dam

ca. 1943

Guntersville

guntersville DAm

March 22, 1940

Watts Bar Dam

Watts Bar DAm

February 22, 1943

Wheeler Dam

Wheeler DAm

February 22, 1943

TVA Transmission Lines

Transmission Lines

ca. 1934-1986