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The World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Began Operation


Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam in Tennessee

Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam in Tennessee; dams helped hydroelectric plants get more power out of the flowing water

CREDIT: Palmer, Alfred T., photographer. “Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee (TVA),” 1942. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USW361-318 DLC.

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