Tennessee River

The mighty Tennessee has played an incredibly important role in the development of Florence and Lauderdale County. From the "mussel shoals" that attracted our first settlers to the dam that tamed it, our lives have been touched by the river in many ways.

RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER TENNESSEE RIVER

Submitted by Judy Myrick Miller

This image is a postmarked postcard sent from CR Jackson to Eunice Hughes in Birmingham, Alabama.

FINISHED VIEW OF WILSON DAM

Contributed by Ronald Pettus

Located between Muscle Shoals and Florence, Ala. The dam's height is 120 feet; length is 4,350 feet. The lock is at the north end, and the power house is at the south end of the dam.

POWER HOUSE AND WILSON DAM

Contributed by Dave Reasons

Lower side of Power House and Wilson Dam, Looking North, Muscle Shoals, AL

LAMBERT TRANSFER TRUCK AT WILSON DAM

Contributed by Dave Reasons

Wilson Dam, looking south toward the Power House. Note the phone number on the side of the truck!

LOCK NINE IN THE SNOW

Contributed by Ronald Pettus

TENNESSEE RIVER BRIDGE

Contributed by Ronald Pettus

TENNESSEE RIVER BRIDGE

Contributed by Ronald Pettus

FIRST BOAT PASSING THROUGH THIRD LOCK CHAMBER

Contributed by Ronald Pettus

According to Ronald Pettus, the name of the boat is the    U S McPHERSON. The pilot was Ambrose Underwood. He was the captain of the Delta Queen when he retired to live in Florence. 

FLORENCE BRIDGE, TENNESSEE RIVER

Submitted by Ronald Pettus

LOCK 6 AND AQUEDUCT ON MUSCLE SHOALS CANAL

Submitted by Ronald Pettus

CYPRESS CREEK AND WATERLOO BRIDGE

Submitted by Ronald Pettus

TENNESSEE RIVER & RAILROAD GUIDE 

Submitted by Edgar D. Byler, III

This booklet, measuring 3 inches wide by 6-1/2 inches tall, appears to have been published sometime before 1900. It was in a box of papers that my cousin bought at the Lay estate sale in Clifton several years ago and apparently belonged to Jno. L. Greeson, who was Sheriff of Wayne County about the turn of the 20th century. It gives every landing on the Tennessee River between Paducah and Florence and the distance of that landing by river from Cairo, Illinois.

The front cover is printed with an ad for De Baun's Saloon and Restaurant, 415 Ohio Levee, Cairo, Ills. Furnished rooms for gentlemen. The back cover carries an ad for A. T. De Baun's Restaurant and Oyster House, 415 Ohio Levee, Cairo, Illinois "Look for red light."

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