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Karl Wallenda’s Walk Across Tallulah Gorge-July 18, 1970

The Day 50 Years Ago When Karl Wallenda Walked a Tightrope Across Tallulah Gorge (But He Wasn’t the First) By Richard Cinquina How do you revive interest in a resort town featuring spectacular waterfalls plunging through a 750-foot-deep gorge? Why, obviously, you would hire a 65-year-old daredevil to walk across the gorge on a tightrope.

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Tallulah Falls

Towns in Rabun County Tallulah Falls, Georgia Several hotels were built in Tallulah Falls in the 1870s to accommodate growing numbers of tourists to the spectacular waterfalls in nearby Tallulah Gorge. Tourism and hotel construction exploded in 1882 when the Tallulah Falls Railroad reached the town. Georgia’s first environmental battle began in 1910 when Georgia

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