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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Chattanooga

(chăt'əno͞o`gə), city (1990 pop. 152,466), seat of Hamilton co., E Tenn., on both sides of the Tennessee River near the Georgia line; inc. 1839. It is an important industrial and marketing center. Foremost among its many manufactures are automobiles, metal and wood products, chemicals, machinery, and primary metals. It is also a resort destination, almost entirely surrounded by mountains, with many historical and tourist attractions on or near Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, and Signal Mt. To the west of the city, the Tennessee River cuts through the Cumberland Plateau in a magnificent gorge, c.1,000 ft (300 m) deep. South of the city lies Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (est. 1890; see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table), part of which is in Georgia. Also of interest are Rock City Gardens, the Tennessee Aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, historic cemeteries, and many old buildings. Cultural institutions include an opera, symphony orchestra, community theater, and art gallery. The city is the seat of the Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

A trading post was established in 1810; by 1835, regular steamship service began there. A center first of salt- and then cotton-shipping, the city expanded with the arrival of the railroads in the 1840s and 50s. It was of strategic importance in the Civil War (see Chattanooga campaignChattanooga campaign,
Aug.-Nov., 1863, military encounter in the American Civil War. Chattanooga, Tenn., which commanded Confederate communications between the East and the Mississippi River and was also the key to loyal E Tennessee, had been an important Union objective as
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). Northern industrialists developed the iron industry during the 1870s. Electric power, augmented by the Tennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley Authority
(TVA), independent U.S. government corporate agency, created in 1933 by act of Congress; it is responsible for the integrated development of the Tennessee River basin.
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 project after 1933, has played an important role in the city's development; Chickamauga Dam is nearby.

Chattanooga

 

a city in the southeast USA, in the state of Tennessee. Population, 145,000 (1975; with suburbs, 390,000). Chattanooga is a port on the Tennessee River and a transportation junction. Industry employed 61,000 people in 1974. Chattanooga has enterprises of the chemical, wood-products, metalworking, machine-building, and textile industries; ferrous alloys are produced. A university is located in the city.

Chattanooga

a city in SE Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: scene of two battles during the Civil War, in which the North defeated the Confederates, cleared Tennessee, and opened the way to Georgia (1863). Pop.: 154 887 (2003 est.)
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