Roosevelt TVA quote for front of special TVA sectikon

” … There is one thing about all that you are doing here in Tupelo, that they are doing in Corinth … and the various other places where accomplishments can be seen today … (It) is that it’s being done by the communities themselves. … Things are going to advance in this country exactly in proportion to the community effort.”

- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Nov. 18, 1934, celebrating the Tennessee Valley Authority and Tupelo’s becoming the “First TVA City”