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Mitchell et al. - 1846 - A new map of Tennessee with its roads and distance.jpg
Map showing canals, roads, railroads, and rivers. Also table of distances and Insets of Nashville and Knoxville.

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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/0632014.jpg
This map, done by cartographer Joseph Purcell, was published in 1792. This map is part of the Robert A. McGaw Collection at Vanderbilt Library Special Collections. The subject of this map is the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, with a…

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…

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/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…

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/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/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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