Pickwick Landing Lock and Dam, Tennessee Valley Authority Hardin County, Tennessee, 1934 – 1938
Concrete buttresses near the spillway.
Tennessee Valley Authority photograph, undated.
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ABOUT THE ESSAY
Dams Across America
A gallery of images showing the construction of some great U.S. hydroelectric dams of the 1930s and '40s, including Hoover and Grand Coulee — something to contemplate as the current administration struggles to stimulate the economy and smarten the power grid. Read Essay >>
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine Macy is dean of architecture and planning at Dalhousie University. More Bio >>