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  • Contributor is exactly "United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District"

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This is a photograph of a sweeping party in operation on the Lower East River. Personnell on pontoons include the Chief of Party, directing operations, leadsmen sounding, located at the center line of each pontoon, leadsmen operating sweep bars (one…

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This is a photograph of a sweeping party in operation on the Lower East River. Personnel on pontoons include the chief of party, directing operations, leadsmen sounding, located at the center line of each pontoon, leadsmen operating sweep bars (one…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/7096.jpg
This map shows dredging around Shelley Island on the Cumberland River, looking upstream on September 17, 1932. Dredging is the proccess of removing or excavating material from the bed of a river. Dredging is typically done to ensure that the…

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The construction of Old Hickory Dam occurred between 1952 and 1957. Old Hickory Dam was named after President Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory Lake is impounded by this dam. This photo is a view of the dewatered powerhouse coffer with water pouring…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13259.jpg
The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks flooded sections of First Avenue from the Sparkman Street Bridge. This bridge would later be called the Shelby Street Bridge and today is known as the John Seigenthaler…

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The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks North First Street. Traffic was hampered by the water, which was at a flood stage of 44.7' that day. Note the man at left riding his bicycle across the bridge. The water took…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13164.jpg
The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks mile 161 on the Cumberland River, near Gravelotte, T.N., within the town of present-day Ashland City (approximately 16 miles northwest of Nashville). The Lock 1 lower river…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13128.jpg
The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks a portion of flooded lumber yard belonging to Farris Lumber Company just below the Jefferson Street Bridge. The Lock 1 upper gauge read 53.0' on this day. Normally the river…

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The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks a section of East Nashville just above the Jefferson Street Bridge. The river gauge at Lock 1 upper gauge read 53.0' on this day. Normally the river should read below 35.0'.…

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The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937, a record flood year for the Cumberland, Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers that has been described as the worst disaster in American history to that date. Snow, sleet and over 21 inches of freezing…
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