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National Archive records tell TVA's larger story

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KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -  It looked nothing like one of those grand historic moments that are so often dramatized in paintings that hang on museum walls.

This was just three ordinary-looking men.

They were gathered in a semicircle, sitting on wooden fruit crates in an unfinished hotel room in Washington, D.C., in 1933.

But that inauspicious gathering was the very first meeting of the first board of directors of the newly created Tennessee Valley Authority.

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