Map showing the mineral resources of Chattanooga and vicinity
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Map detailing the mineral deposits around Chattanooga from Montgomery, Alabama to Knoxville. Each type of mineral is hand-colored showing their approximate location. Coal mines, state boundaries, and railroads, both proposed and finished are indicated by the legend. Cities, towns, and rivers are all denoted.
This map is an artifact of Tennessee's effort to promote the rich mineral resources available for potential manufacturers after the Civil War. At the time, northern investors were purchasing huge acreages in mineral rich areas of Appalachia. Tennessee was an early leader in iron and--to a lesser extent--steel production as well as coal mining. However, by the beginning of the 20th century, the focus of steel-making shifted southward to Birmingham, Alabama.
- Lowe, S. B
- Digital Library of Tennessee
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
- Mines and mineral resources--Tennessee--Maps
Cities & towns
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- Lowe, S. B. Map showing the mineral resources of Chattanooga and vicinity. 1873. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9668. (Accessed February 20, 2020.)
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- Lowe, S. B, (1873) Map showing the mineral resources of Chattanooga and vicinity. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9668
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- Lowe, S. B. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9668>.