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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
"The town that would not drown", the former location of Butler, TN. It now lays beneath the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watauga Lake. The town was flooded and its citizens were relocated in 1948.

"The town that would not drown", the former location of Butler, TN. It now lays beneath the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watauga Lake. The town was flooded and its citizens were relocated in 1948.

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Date Taken: 11.2008
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
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Copyright: © Thomas Birchfield