Post-WWII - 1945, President Truman: Dedication of Kentucky Dam, Gilbertsville, KY. 10Oct45
12:01:09 Truman w/ TVA Director David Lilienthal at dedication. Crowd.
12:01:19 Truman speech re atomic energy, SOF: “We’ve just discovered the source of the sun’s power: atomic energy. That is we have found out how to turn it loose. We had to turn it loose in the beginning for a destruction. We are not going to use it for destruction any more I hop. But that tremendous source of energy can create for us the greatest age in the history of the world.“ (applause)
12:01:50 “We are having our little troubles now, a few of them; they’re not serious, just a blow-up after the let down of the war while there’s still some of that steam that wants to be blown off. And we still have a few selfish men who think more of their own personal interest than they do of the public welfare; but they are not going to prevail, you’re not going to let them prevail. You’re going to force everybody to get in to this harness & push & pull until that great age I’m prophesying comes about.”
Post-WW2; Tennessee Valley Authority / TVA; 1940s; Tennessee River; Post-Atomic Bomb;