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  • Subject is exactly "Rivers--Tennessee--Pictorial works"

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/3DataLowRes.jpg
This map shows the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived from light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data used for the 3D print of the Cumberland river running through Nashville. Data was provided by the Nashville Metro government.

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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13258.jpg
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/13125.jpg
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'.…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13037.jpg
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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