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1

What is the current hydropower production capacity of the Nashville district?

914 MW

2

Prompted by requests from the Cumberland River Cole mission, various legislators, and the engineering faculty at Vanderbilt University, the Corps of Engineers established the Nashville district in what year?

August 18, 1888

3

The Core of engineers first chief of engineers Helped fortify American positions prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill. What was his name?

Colonel Richard Gridley

4

One of the most significant Corps of Engineers projects during World War II was the Manhattan project. This project produce the world's first atomic weapon. Name the engineer officer who was in charge of this project?

Lieutenant General Lesley R Groves

5

In what year did the Corps of Engineers adopt it's official flag?

1868

6

Describe the flag?

White turreted castle on a scarlet field

7

Buy 1857, The core was operating the first seagoing hopper dredge to deepen the harbor and one of our nations cities. Name the city?

Charleston South Carolina

8

Name the engineer in charge of completing the Panama Canal

General George W Goethals

9

What year was the Panama Canal opened?

1914

10

In 1827, what railroad did they supervise construction?

Baltimore and Ohio

11

What month and year did Colonel John Donaldson arrive in Nashville?

April 1780

12

Pierre LEnfant designed what American city

Washington DC

13

In what year did the army of the Cumberland form three engineer Battalion's

1862

14

What Confederate General served a total of 26 years in the Corps of Engineers

General Robert E Lee

15

What northern Tennessee city did settlers found at the mouth of the red river?

Clarksville

16

In what year did the Corps of Engineers began surveying and charting the Great Lakes?

1841

17

Starting an 1853, the Corps of Engineers located the routes and facilitated the construction of what important transportation system?

Western continental railroad

18

The official emblem of the Corps of Engineers was designed by who?

Macomb

19

Describe the official Core of engineers emblem

A marine battery, surrounded by water, a rising Sun with rays, a soaring eagle with a streamer displaying the Motto Essayons

20

In 1824 for the Congress directed the Corps of Engineers to plan a project intended to weld the nation together what was that project

National transportation system

21

What year did they raise the battleship Maine

1912

22

What city did Brigadier General Joseph Swift organize the defenses of?

New York City

23

General Mason Patrick was placed in charge of developing another new arm of the US Army what was this called

US Air Force

24

On what date in history was the Corps of Engineers founded?

June 16, 1775

25

George Washington recommended reorganization of the Corps of Engineers to include operation of what prestigious military training facility

West Point military academy

26

The upper Cumberland River was surveyed by Howard Stansbury and what year

1834

27

Current functions of the Nashville district include flood control, navigation, recreation and what other major function?

Hydropower

28

The corps of engineers built at that time, was the world's largest building. Name of the building.

NASA's vertical assembly building

29

Beginning with 1832 the Corps of Engineers had only one primary function in regards to the Cumberland River. What was that function?

Keeping the river navigable

30

What project represents the Corps of Engineers first attempt at a multipurpose project constructed from 1918 to 1927

Wilson dam

31

And 1714, M Charleville established a trading post on the Cumberland River. With what native tribe that Charleville trade?

Shawnee

32

Who discovered the Cumberland River in 1748

Dr. Thomas Walker

33

Who was the Cumberland River named for?

Duke of Cumberland, prime minister of England

34

In 1936, Congress assigned the Corps of Engineers national responsibility for what?

Flood control

35

What was the name of the ship taken by Colonel Donelson down Cumberland River

The adventure

36

What are division offices named for?

Geographical locations

37

What are district offices named for?

Cities in which they are located

38

What year did Barkley power plant become fully operational?

1966

39

What year did Cheatham powerplant become fully operational?

1958

40

What year did Percy Priest powerplant become fully operational?

1970

41

What year was Dale Hollow PowerPlant completed?

1953

42

What year did Dalehollow powerplant become fully operational?

1948

43

What year did old hickory powerplant become fully operational?

1957

44

What year did Centerhill powerplant become fully operational?

1950

45

What year did Cordell Hull powerplant become fully operational?

1973

46

What year did Wolf Creek powerplant become fully operational?

1951

47

What year did Laurel powerplant become fully operational?

1977

48

The first district engineer for Nashville district moved into his office in Nashville on October 1, 1988. What was the name of that engineer?

Colonel John Barlow

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