Photo Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2014.017.036.a-c
Description Photographic images of Bowater Paper in Calhoun, TN, on the Hiawasee River. Bowater's paper mill in Calhoun, Tenn., was one of America's biggest producers of newsprint and one of the biggest land owners in Southeast Tennessee. By 1950 newspapers had doubled in consumption from immediate post-war levels and the company opened its first pulp and paper mill in Calhoun, Tennessee, The Calhoun mill produced 215,000 metric tons per year and supplied newsprint for dozens of newspapers in the Southeast, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Bowater and Abitibi-Consolidated merged in 2007 to create the third largest pulp and paper company in North America. Bowater's successor company, now known as Resolute Forest Products, shut down in 2013.

a1-4 and b) Stamped on the back of the original photograph: "Aerial Photographic Service, Lovell Field, Chattanooga, Tennessee."

c) Shows highway 11 at the bottom of the image.
Date 1955-1959 circa
Accession number 2014.017