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I can put it this way: Power is really a secondary matter. What we are doing there is taking a watershed with about three and a half million people in it, almost all of them rural, and we are trying to make a different type of citizen out of them from what they would be under their present conditions.  >>more...>>

Title:     One Hundred and Sixtieth Press Conference (Excerpts), Warm Springs, Ga.
Author:    Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Date:     November 23, 1934

Publisher:     Works of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Type:     Press Conference

Listed Under:
Hydro-Electric Power
Public Utilities
Tennessee Valley Authority

Notes:     Reprinted in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vol. 3, 1934, (New York City: Random House, 1938), p. 465.