"A source of pleasure, profit, and pride"
McCallister, Andrew Beecher
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This is a history of the town and waterfalls at Tallulah Falls, Georgia. It focuses on a thirty-five-year period when that saw the region transform from an isolated area, to a popular tourist destination, and finally the site of a large hydroelectric dam. The process of building the dam was highly controversial and led to the first large environmental movement in Georgia. Ultimately the movement failed, but the battle to save Tallulah Falls touched on issues of Progressivism, conservation, gender, the “Lost Cause,” the “new South,” and industrialization that give an insight into the political and social climate of early twentieth century Georgia.