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Frank D. Jones
A Report on the Comprehensive City Plan for Muscle Shoals, Alabama
[Knoxville, Tennessee. c.1935]. [110]pp., carbon-copy typescript, with pencil emendations. 11 x 8½ inches. Quarter bound in heavy cardboard stock. Title in manuscript to front cover. Text on rectos only. Some emendations and corrections and other annotations. Paper-taped spine mostly perished; some binding soil; lower wrapper almost detached; all very clean and legible within. The Muscle Shoals Sound-and smell-of 1935 included those of furnaces smelting tin, copper, zinc and iron; stockyards and slaughterhouses; the manufacture of shoe polish and sauerkraut as well as the production of fertilizer and munitions-grade nitrate. The immense hydroelectric Wilson Dam provided the industries power and cast a shadow over the town. Conditions in Muscle Shoals were grim during the Depression. The area had been denuded of its timber and its clay soils exhausted. During World War I, temporary shelters and production areas had been put up willy-nilly to speed the construction of fertilizer and munitions plants. Wilson Dam would become the building block for the Tennessee Valley Authority; it promised flood control and electricity. Before this, when its construction was finished, it left many of its workers in the county unemployed. Frank D. Jones, the author of this report, had a different vision of what Muscle Shoals could be. C.1935, Jones, an Engineer with the City Planning Commission of Knoxville, Tennessee, recognized the beauty of the setting and the river's abundant resources: "An analysis of the community shows that it has gotten into a rather bad condition because of the fa … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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