Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Wilson Dam: Taming the Tennessee River'


81. Wilson Dam: Taming the Tennessee River
The Shoals, Colbert and Lauderdale counties


The first dam built on the Tennessee River, Wilson Dam was constructed between 1918 and 1924 to supply power for a government nitrate plant. The dam later became part of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system that controlled flooding on the river and provided power to residents of the Tennessee Valley region.