Points of Interest
The original location of Harrison, TN sat in lowland that is now Harrison Bay. The 1960 movie Wild River is based loosely on the relocation of this (and many other communities) during Tennessee Valley Authority damming projects of the 1930's.
Chickamauga Dam is noted as "Under Construction" on this 1935 map. It was completed ahead of schedule with spillways closed on January 15, 1940.
Chickamauga Island (pictured above) disappeared in late March of 1940 when the new lake reservoir overtook it. See newspaper clipping about Dallas Island in the deep zoom collection.
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