by admin | Sep 28, 1939 | Tennessee Valley TimelineGermany invades Poland – which hurls Europe, and eventually most of the world, into another cataclysmic war.
by admin | Feb 28, 1934 | Tennessee Valley TimelineTupelo is the first city to sigh a wholesale electric power contract with TVA. More small and rural municipalities across the Tennessee Valley begin to electrify with low-cost TVA power.
by admin | Oct 28, 1933 | Tennessee Valley TimelineNorris is the first dam built by TVA and becomes fully operational in July 1936. It is named after Senator George Norris, who helped bring about TVA.
by admin | Jun 28, 1933 | Tennessee Valley TimelineOne of the biggest New Deal agencies, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funds major construction projects and works with TVA to expand the electric power distribution system in the Tennessee Valley.
by admin | May 28, 1933 | Tennessee Valley TimelineAnother New Deal program, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is created with a mission to increase electric power production, create employment and imporove navigation and flood control in the Tennessee Valley.
by admin | Mar 28, 1933 | Tennessee Valley TimelinePart of FDR’s New Deal economic program is the creation of agencies such as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to put people to work across the country with government-funded conservation projects and parks.