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Five Photos of the Construction of the Chickamauga Dam in 1937

A recent find on eBay… Five amateur snapshots of the construction of the Chickamauga Dam in 1937. Each one of the photographs is labeled with the year.

Construction of Chickamauga Dam began in 1936 and was completed in 1940. The dam is 129 feet high and stretches 5,800 feet across the Tennessee River. Chickamauga Reservoir has 784 miles of shoreline and about 36,240 acres of water surface. It has a flood-storage capacity of 345,300 acre-feet.

Chickamauga – TVA Website
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