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Norris Dam, Tennessee. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Lake created by Norris Dam provides swimming facilities for people of Knoxville

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Lake City, TN - Norris Dam located along highway 441 is well known for being the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) first hydroelectric project. The Dam is located on the Clinch River in Anderson and Campbell County TN and is a great stop for your Norris Lake vacation.

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woman drawing water from a well, country life

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Map of the Tennessee Valley Authority 1942

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In July 1933 the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority named Cove Creek Dam “Norris Dam” in honor of Senator George Norris from Nebraska.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Wilson Dam in Alabama: construction at the generating unit 1942

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The establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933 was designed to integrate the use of all natural resources in a river basin. The TVA project created jobs and contributed to the ongoing economic development of the regions in which they were built. The work undertaken by the agency during the Great Depression greatly assisted the economic/social rehabilitation of an entire region. The TVA continues to be a significant component of the nation's water planning/management…

Tennessee Valley Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Photo of Tennessee Valley Authority under construction.