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Where the Tallulah River made its magnificent drop into Tallulah Gorge, travelers made this area into a destination known far and wide as one of the most beautiful areas of the Eastern United States. The coming of the railroad in the late 19th century made this town a more accessible tourist mecca. Rufus Lafayette Moss, one of the men responsible for bringing the railroad to town, was also one of the founding commissioners of Tallulah Falls when it was first incorporated in 1885. Click thumbnail to enlarge and read more information about each image.
Lakeside Motel, c. 1950
Tallulah Lodge, 1904
Professor Leon, 1886
Witch’s Head rock formation
Indian Arrow Rapids, c. 1900
Aftermath of the Great Fire, 1921
The first building at Tallulah Falls School, 1915
Aerial view of Tallulah Falls, 1950s
Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb, 1848-1918
Tallulah Point Overlook 1970s
School outing in Tallulah Gorge
Athens Y-Camp for Boys, circa 1930
Rescue workers at Hurricane Falls, September 4, 1907