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Wilson Dam, in North Alabama, predates the Tennessee Valley Authority

As it celebrates its 90th birthday this year, the Tennessee Valley Authority is offering tours of its facilities, including Wilson Dam in North Alabama. The construction of Wilson Dam actually predates the TVA. Here, a 1921 photo shows construction of the dam on the Tennessee River. Information on the photo says it’s a “general view from lock site of coffer No. 1 with Jackson Island Section in background.” Photo from Alabama Department of Archives & History.

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This photo appears in the September 2023 issue of Business Alabama.

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