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Those who have lived beside the great falls at the Tallapoosa River have witnessed and participated in great changes in Tallassee, Alabama. In the 1800s, the legendary Tecumseh paid a visit, and one of the first industrial-based Southern cities was founded and became a supply center for the Confederacy. The next century ushered in prosperity, expansion, and electricity. During the modern age, the people of Tallassee also met the challenges of floods and storms, and again acted as a supply center—this time for two world wars. This volume's intriguing images and documents showcase the history of Tallassee, the city by the great falls. At the year of Tallassee's centennial celebration, 2008, this book guides residents and visitors through Tallassee's great changes.
ISBN: 9780738553436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William E. Goss and Karren Pell present a fascinating history of Tallassee. Karren Pell is a composer, writer, professor, and historian. Bill Goss is a retired educator, writer, and historian of the Talisi Historical Preservation Society. The majority of the images appear courtesy of the Talisi Historical Preservation Society, in addition to contributions from local families, churches, and schools. Goss and Pell's book is a tribute with affection for Tallassee.
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