Tallulah Gorge, Georgia


Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia

The oldest natural gorge in the United States, Tallulah's two-mile long chasm walls plummet down to the Tallulah River racing 1,000 feet below. Developed after the Civil War as a tourist spot with the help of Confederate General James (Old Pete) Longstreet's wife, the gorge became a popular recreational showcase. In this century the Flying Walenda pater-familias walked a tightrope wire across the chasm to the delight of his fans.


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