Florence, Alabama and the Muscle Shoals Region

  title={Florence, Alabama and the Muscle Shoals Region},
  author={Michael Pretes},
  journal={Southeastern Geographer},
  • M. Pretes
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Southeastern Geographer
Wilson Dam (which you can see on the right of the cover photo), the first of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams, also provides hydropower and attracted the aluminum processing industry to the area During and preceding the Civil War, Florence was a temporary home to Dred Scott, Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Bell Hood, and William T Sherman, who used the current Geography building, Wesleyan Hall (built in 1855, Figure 1), as his headquarters, and his Journals written there contain the…