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Businesses

The Businesses collection focuses on the various business enterprises that have operated over the years in the Shoals area. The collection includes images of photographs, postcards, receipts, advertisements, letters and other items that give a glimpse into the business activities that helped shape the growth of our area.

TVA

The TVA collection features items that relate to the Tennessee Valley Authority and its impact on Lauderdale and Colbert County. Images in this collection include scenes of the construction of Wilson Dam and the Nitrate Plants during the early 1900s, village schools, living quarters, mess halls, recreation halls, medical facilities, as well as images taken during a visit to TVA by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Street Scenes

The Street Scenes collection focuses on images of downtown and neighborhood streets in the Shoals area. Many of the images are from postcards created in the early 1900s. The backs of the postcards were scanned to show the messages on them which give an additional view into the lives of the people living in this area during those early years.

Religion

The Religion collection features images of photographs, postcards and documents that depict the diverse religions that were an important part of the development of the Shoals area.


Education

The Education collection shows images of photographs, newspapers and documents from county, city and private schools and colleges in the Shoals area from as early as the late 1800s.

Structures

The Structures collection features images of government buildings, houses, bridges, dams and other significant structures in the Shoals area.

Libraries and Museums

The Libraries and Museums collection contains images which relate to the various libraries and museums in and around the Shoals area.

Newspapers

Newspapers are an excellent source for historians and genealogists for documenting events in the everyday life of a community. This collection contains images from local newspapers prior to 1920.

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