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Tennessee Valley Authority


I’d been taught about the Tennessee Valley Authority in high-school history.
Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  still active institution created during the Depression era to control flooding and to produce electricity for citizens living in the poverty stricken southern Appalachian Mountains; governs the watershed areas of six states
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TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
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  • I’d been taught about the Tennessee Valley Authority in high-school history.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • And there is talk too that the Government will set up something like the Tennessee Valley Authority, to control the development of the Free State mining areas.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • "Tva," he said.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I heard my dad say once to my uncle Ken that the TVA was just socialism, pure and simple.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • His speech, delivered with a clenched fist punching out nearly every word, was about Appalachia (which I was surprised to hear we were part of) and the need for the government to help the whole area, maybe, he said, with a TVA-style project.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Tennessee Valley Authority [9] , Civilian Conservation Corps [7] , New Deal [7] , WPA [7] , Dust Bowl [7]
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