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  • Subject is exactly "Floods--Tennessee--Nashville--Pictorial works"

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Welcome_Downtown_Nashville_Flood.jpg
Downtown Nashville is shown in the catastophic Cumberland River flood of 2010. While the river has flooded several times over the course of our recorded history, the most recent flood, in May 2010, damaged over $2 billion of private property and…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Peabody-DV-Nashville_Flood-1926-No_9.jpg
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. This photograph shows the inundated Tennessee Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Substation on Lebanon Pike. Before the establishment of the Tennessee Valley…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Peabody-DV-Nashville_Flood-1926-No_7.jpg
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. This photograph shows a general view of the flooded area between Woodland Street and the Sparkman Street Bridge (aka the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge).…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Peabody-DV-Nashville_Flood-1926-No_5.jpg
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. The government has sought to control flooding on the Cumberland for well over a century. Beginning in 1871, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built locks and…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0274-DV-McGaw_Map-April_26_1834.jpg
This map, drawn by Randolph Coyle, was made to accompany a report on the improvement of the Cumberland River for the navigation of it by steamboats in obedience to a resolution of Congress date April 26, 1834. Before the development of steamboats,…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/7529withoutcaption.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/7529withcaption.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/51483.jpg
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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