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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

• Lake Talisi is home to at least five Bald Eagles. These beautiful birds are easily viewed from the Tallassee Riverwalk Park.

• Tallassee is home to the only Confederate Armory not to be destroyed by Union forces during the Civil War.

• Tallassee was home to Tuckabatchee, the Capitol of the Upper Creek Nation, with over 30,000 inhabitants from the early 1800s until their removal.

• The Tallassee area had an active gold mine that was part of the Devil’s Backbone geological formation.

• Tallassee’s high school football team held the nation’s longest winning streak, 57 games. The streak began on October 10, 1941, and ended on November 14, 1947.

• The Tallassee Textile Mills were the longest continuously producing textile mills in the country. The mills began operations in 1844 and continued until 2005, for a total of 161 years of continuous operation.

• The horizontally arched and tressed Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge, built in 1940, was the longest curved bridge in the country for many years. It is still one of the top five, standing at 1,738 feet long and 143 feet above the water.

• The 13th Alabama Infantry of the Civil War – the point lead of “Picket’s Charge” at Gettysburg – was mustered in downtown Tallassee. This was the only Confederate unit to make it over the stone wall.

• The Tallassee Library has been featured on several television documentaries on the paranormal.

• Tallassee is the Industrial Capitol of Elmore County.

• The state record striped bass was caught from the Tallapoosa River near Tallassee in 1955.

• The Tallapoosa River in Tallassee has Class IV and V rapids.

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