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Hales Bar Dam Collection, 1905-1968

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Creator:
Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Tennessee Valley Authority
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Blueprints
Contracts
Engineering aperture cards
Reports
Specifications
Photograph albums
Date:
1905
1905-1968
20th century
Notes:
The Hales Bar Dam was built by the Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company between the years 1905 and 1913. It was acquired by he Tennessee Valley Authority in 1939.
Summary:
Papers relating to the construction of the Hales Bar Dam on the Tennessee River, as well as documents from repairs and maintenance on the dam in the decades following its completion. Includes the contract for the construction of the dam by the Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company; articles, including articles in engineering journals; specifications, plans, and blueprints for the dam and elements of it; reports on various topics such as maintenance problems; a report on the geology of the river; photographs; a disassembled album containing photographs of the construction, the power station, the dam during a flood, caissons, and workers.
Cite as:
Hales Bar Dam Collection, 1905-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Caissons
Dams
Rivers
Power stations
Local number:
2007.3123 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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