Issaqueena Falls was the next stop, there is a legend to it, like with all native american locations
. Issaqueena was captured by the Cherokee and forced to live with them. She fell in love with a white settler and when she overheard the Cherokee plotting to have an invasion on the white settlers land she ran and notified her lover. She rode 96 miles and as she traveled she would name landmarks she passed, such as Six Mile Mountain, Twelve Mile River, Eighteen Mile Creek and so on. Because she warned the white settlers of the Cherokee's plan, she did not return to the Cherokee but instead stayed with the white settlers and started a family. Years later the family returned to the mountainous area. Unfortunately the Cherokee did not forget what she had done so they ran after her with the intentions of killing her. As she reached these falls she knew that the Cherokee were afraid of it because they thought there were bad spirits around it and she faked her death (jumping off) and hid under a bunch of rocks for hours until she was sure that those chasing her had left. once she knew they were for sure gone she came out and returned home. Thus the falls came to be named Issaqueena Falls.
It was a fun adventure! :)
I liked this place because of its name. it made me giggle. Walhalla. hahaha. i renamed it, "Wal - Holla!" ha. it might be a young peoples thing. anyways... ok, so where we planned to go didnt end up happening! haha. we were meaning to go to Kings Creek but we had the wrong directions so on our way there we passed another place called Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel. we decided to stop there since we were there and it ended up being super cool! apparently the tunnel (which i dont remember how far in it goes but it was really far cause turning around to the entrance the light was very small at the end of the tunnel, haha) but apparently it was being constructed to be a railroad through the mountain but the civil war happened and distracted the people and soon became a thought in the back of their minds and when it was over South Carolina was in no shape to take the project back up. so it is an unfinished tunnel. It was supposed to take the rail road from Georgia to Ohio.