The Scenic Resources of the Tennessee Valley: Signed by Author E.S. Draper
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Listing type Chinese
Location Rugby, Tennessee 377** US
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Year Printed 1938
Modified Item Yes
Country/Region Of Manufacture United States
Topic U.S. State and Local, Enviroment
Region American Southeast
Author Earle S. Draper
Subject Outdoors & History
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Offices
Special Attributes Maps, Illustrated
The Scenic Resources of the Tennessee Valley: A Descriptive and Pictorial Inventory prepared by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Many black and white illustrations and several attached foldout maps in color. Brown hardcover book published in 1938 by TVA Department of Regional Planning Studies. 221 pages and measures approx. 8.5" x 11". Good Condition, some minor aging. Most maps are in good shape, although a couple do have some tearing. Book is signed by Author E.S. Draper (refer to photo)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally-owned electric utility corporation in the United States. TVA's service area covers all of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small areas of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. While owned by the federal government, TVA receives no taxpayer funding and operates similar to a for-profit company. It is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the sixth largest power supplier and largest public utility in the country.
The TVA was created by Congress in 1933 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Its initial purpose was to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, regional planning, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region which was significantly affected by the Great Depression relative to the rest of the nation. TVA was envisioned both as a power supplier and a regional economic development agency that would work to help modernize the region's economy and society, but later evolved primarily into an electric utility. It was the first large regional planning agency of the federal government and remains the largest. The TVA was considered a success in its efforts to modernize the Tennessee Valley, and helped to recruit new employment opportunities to the region.
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