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FDR Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act

On May 18, 1933, FDR signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act as part of his New Deal. It was an aggressive recovery act that put thousands of people back to work rebuilding dams, replanting trees, modernizing farming techniques and generating cheap electricity. The Tennessee Valley was one of the most devastated parts of the country. It spanned seven states and more than 40,000 square miles.

S.S. Normandie

The S.S. Normandie was a $60-million-dollar luxury ocean liner. She was considered to be one ... more

Hollywood Sign History

It started out as a temporary ad in 1923 for a new housing development in the hills above Los ... more

Retrospectacle: Remembering the Mullet

What’s old is new and sometimes just won’t go away. The hairstyle known as the “mullet” ... more
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