Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2004.018.371.a-c
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description The item consists of two newspaper clippings and a TVA facts sheet. All three entries have a TVA theme.

(a) is a newspaper clipping which appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press on August 19, 1971. It is a brief obituary for Harry B. Tour, who worked with TVA for 30 years, the last 19 years as Chief Architect.

(b) is a newspaper clipping which appeared in The Chattanooga News on Saturday, March 21, 1936, with the headline, "Seek Traces of Moon-Eyed Men Who Reputedly Once Lived in Tennessee Valley." The article, written by James Latimer, recounts efforts by archaeologists to find remains of prehistoric inhabitants before the Chickamauga Dam flooded the area.

(c) is a TVA facts sheet, dated July 1, 1948. The front side has a listing of TVA dams, along with their location, maximum height, length, total (water) storage, useful (water) storage, length of lake, area of lake, area of original river bed, shore line of lake, construction start and completion dates, and estimated cost. On the back of the page, there is a listing of electrical generating capacity for each TVA plant.
According to the facts sheet, Chickamauga Dam has a maximum height of 129 feet, a length of 5,800 feet, a total water storage capacity of 705,300 acre-feet, a useful water storage capacity of 329,400 acre-feet, a lake length of 58.9 miles, a lake area of 34,500 acres, an original river bed area of 9,500 acres, a lake shore line of 810 miles, a construction starting date of January 13, 1936, a completion date of March 4, 1940, and an estimated cost of $38,700,000. Additionally, the electrical generated plant had an installed capacity of 81,000 kilowatts and an estimated future capacity of 108,000 kilowatts.
Date 1936-1971
Dates of Creation 1936, 1948, 1971
Extent of Description (a) 2.75" x 1.75"
(b) 22.75" x 17.25"
(c) 11.00" x 8.50"
Accession number 2004.018