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This Day in Georgia History

July 18, 1970

Wallenda Walked Over Tallulah Gorge

At age 65, tightrope artist Karl Wallenda successfully walked across Tallulah Gorge on a 1100-foot cable suspended 750 feet above the gorge’s floor. The cable was less than two inches in diameter.

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Source: Collection of Ed Jackson