• Copy print of locomotive

    Old Hickory, Tennessee, (11 miles east of Nashville) was home to the world's largest smokeless powder plant during WWI. Owned by the US Army, but operated under contract by DuPont, the gunpowder facil…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Dam

    This photograph shows the Old Hickory Dam and spillway bridge. The Old Hickory Dam was built in 1953 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers on the Cumberland River. The dam helps regulate the water levels dow…

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  • Blue Print showing Civil Defense sectors of Old Hickory

    This blue-print shows the Civil Defense sectors of Old Hickory and surrounding communities during World War II. Old Hickory was the home of a US Army Powder Plant from 1917-1918, which was run by the…

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  • Photograph H. G. Hill Grocery Store No. 79

    Black and white photograph of H. G. Hill grocery store no. 79 on Hadley Street in Old Hickory, Tennessee. A few people are seen on the porch and a few Ford cars are parked out front. October 27, 1926…

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  • Aerial view of Old Hickory community

    Large aerial photograph shows original housing in the Old Hickory community. A major road, now Old Hickory Boulevard, can be seen running top to bottom. Nashville Banner photograph by Bill Goodman. Th…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Village Construction, looking towards Jones St. from the Cumberland River

    This panoramic view of village construction runs from Riverside Drive on the left to the large living quarters on the right. There were three separate sections, connected by a long porch, in this larg…

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  • Photograph of firetruck in front of DuPont Elementary School

    Black and white photograph showing the Old Hickory Fire Deparment in front of DuPont Elementary School. The banner reads "This is fire prevention week. Start your campaign against fire today." A Model…

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  • Photograph of Old Hickory Village West of Hadley from 12th Street

    Photograph the Old Hickory Village west of Hadley from 12th St. The firehall, with its distinctive tower, can be seen to the right, facing the concrete-paved Hadley St. Most of the houses west of Hadl…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Swinging Bridge

    The suspension bridge was located in Rayon City at the end of Swinging Bridge Road. It was diverted from its original destination in South America due to the urgency of the war effort. By the time tha…

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  • Photograph of DuPont High School Gymnasium

    Black and white photograph showing the front of a brick and cut stone building. The large tablets above the pointed arch double doors display "DUPONT / HIGH SCHOOL / GYMNASIUM." The building was const…

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  • Aerial photograph of Old Hickory, Tennessee

    This aerial photograph shows the Old Hickory village as constructed as part of the US Munitions Plant constructed between 1917-1918. The Army contracted with the DuPont Corporation to manufacture smok…

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  • Photograph of DuPont High School students

    Composite photograph of the DuPont High School Class of 1936. DuPont produced gunpowder under contract with the U.S. Army and built the largest smokeless powder plant in the world during WWI. Producti…

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