Modern Marvels The Tennessee Valley Authority



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NARRATOR: Morgan was the epitome of the self-made man. He'd quit college after just two months, to travel. He picked-up technical skills by working as a logger, miner and farm hand.

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Morgan used this knowledge to build an innovative flood control project in Ohio, which won international acclaim.




Morgan at desk with telephone

Despite his lack of formal training, Morgan became president of Antioch College, a small experimental school in Yellow Springs Ohio.







Morgan: "He definitely was a dreamer. He was also extremely able in bringing his dreams to life. He has been characterized as a Utopian. But he was a down-to-earth Utopian. One who made Utopia happen.”

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