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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.
Athens Y-Camp for Boys, circa 1930
Rescue workers at Hurricane Falls, September 4, 1907
Tallulah Gorge tourists, circa 1900
Tallulah Falls Depot, 1912
Porch at the Cliff House Hotel on the edge of the gorge, 1906