President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (HMNTD)

Location: Sheffield, AL 35660 Colbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 45.516', W 87° 41.939'

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On Jan. 21, 1933 President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an immense crowd a this crossing from his railroad car and promised "to put Muscle Shoals back on the map." He then toured the idle U.S,. Nitrate Plant No. 2 and Wilson Dam with Senator George Norris. The new Congress approved Norris's plans for development of the entire Tennessee River and FDR signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act on May 15, 1933, thereby ending years of bitter controversy about the future of the Muscle Shoals district. The nitrate plants were given to TVA for development of fertilizer in peacetime and production of munitions in wartime. FDR returned Nov. 17, 1934, to inspect the work underway by TVA at Wheeler Dam and Nitrate Plant No. 2 and again boarded his train in Sheffield. The TVA projects helped the area recover from the Great Depression, and power from the dams induced new industries to locate here.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 436029 N 3846495
Decimal Degrees34.75860000, -87.69898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.516', W 87° 41.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 30.96" N, 87° 41' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-129 W 1st St, Sheffield AL 35660, US
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