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TVA and its Impact on Tennessee
Part 1 (Guest Presenter TVA Historian Pat Ezzell)
The creation of the TVA was a major turning point in the history of Tennessee – maybe second only to the Civil War. In this hour, TVA historian Pat Ezzell explains how TVA started; what its initial goals were; and how it came up with its plan to “tame” and “harness” the wild Tennessee River.
Part 2 (Presenter Bill Carey)
When the Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Cumberland and TVA dammed the Tennessee, dozens of communities were permanently flooded in the process. For instance: Harrison (once the county seat of Hamilton County); Butler (the Johnson County town that was moved piece by piece into a warehouse); Bean Station (site of one of Tennessee’s earliest inns); Danville (site of a huge grain elevator that still sits in the middle of Kentucky Lake). And what about all those graves and tombstones? Some of them were moved. Some, not.
NOTE: This event will start at 3:45 CENTRAL time. The host will sign on 15 minutes early, at 3:30.

Feb 3, 2022 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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