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.

 

 
Return to Selector Map
 
Link to Home Page