Published by the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen
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In the State of Tennessee, there are four major cities: Nashville (the Capital) on the Cumberland River, Knoxville and Chattanooga on the Tennessee River, and Memphis on the Mississippi. Residents and businessmen in Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville long tried to utilize the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers for commercial purposes, but were stymied much of the time by low water and not enough water to float boats of any size. A prerequisite for commercial use of any waterway is dependability, and shippers and merchants were unable to rely on the Tennessee or Cumberland.

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