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May 18, 1933: The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.

Laborers at work in Tennessee Valley Authority forest tree nursery at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 53-227(1850).

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On April 10, 1933, FDR proposed the Tennessee Valley Authority to Congress.  The TVA was one of the largest New Deal projects, building dams, reservoirs and electrical stations across several Southern states.  It brought affordable power and jobs to millions.
TVA: The sole water supply of this section of Wilder, Tennessee
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 52-333

August 31, 1935: FDR signs the Tennessee Valley Act which creates the Tennessee Valley Authority to oversee navigation, flood control, electrical production and economic development in the Tennessee Valley.

TVA: The sole water supply of this section of Wilder, Tennessee
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 52-333.

May 18, 1933: The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.

Laborers at work in Tennessee Valley Authority forest tree nursery at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 53-227(1850).

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The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for Roosevelt related books, gifts, and other treasures from the New Deal Store at the Roosevelt Library. Available at www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu, the Estore features everything from a selection of the latest books on the Roosevelts and their times, to T-shirts, ties and caps, multimedia, campaign memorabilia, and museum replicas. For items related to this week’s blog post, follow the links below:

This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America and the New Deal by Sarah T. Phillips
Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering and Politics by David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson
FDR’s Alphabet Soup, New Deal America 1932-1939 by Tonya Bolden

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