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Remaking the Landscape for Recreation and Economic Development: The Impact of Tims Ford Reservoir on Franklin County, Tennessee

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dc.contributor.advisor Conard, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Boyd, Dollie Kathleen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:46:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:46:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3529
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an examination of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Tims Ford reservoir project and its impact on the residents displaced by the lake. Among the promised benefits of the lake was a surge in economic development and prosperity for the people of the area. en_US
dc.description.abstract Using the records of TVA, oral histories, and newspaper articles as well as the primary documents, photographs, home movies, and ephemera collected and carefully preserved by residents, this thesis finds that while some benefit came from the project, it fell far short of supporter's claims. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis adds to the scholarship on TVA and displaced communities. It also adds to the field of southern community studies. Tims Ford played a key role in TVA's post-war mission, and the lost communities of the Elk River Valley are an undeniable part of that story. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Economic Development en_US
dc.subject Landscape en_US
dc.subject Oral History en_US
dc.subject Recreational Lake en_US
dc.subject TVA en_US
dc.title Remaking the Landscape for Recreation and Economic Development: The Impact of Tims Ford Reservoir on Franklin County, Tennessee en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Martin, C. Brenden en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.subject.umi Modern history en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US


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