Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Issaqueena Falls



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

Issaqueena Falls is near Walhalla, South Carolina. It is named after an Indian princess, Issaqueena, who, according to legend fell in love with an English trader. Issaqueena learned of a planned attack on the English settlement of Ninety Six, and set out to warn the Englishmen. She was pursued by the Indians, but disappeared from sight at the waterfall that now bears her name.

One version of the legend says that she leaped over the edge of the falls to her death in order to avoid capture. Another version says that she waited on a ledge under the falls for the Indians to leave and that she continued her journey and warned the settlement.

20 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What a story behind the falls.

Pam said...

Issaqueena Falls reminds me of visiting Winona Falls in Pa. and the legend of an Indian Princess who leaped to her death rather than marry a man she didn't love.

Lovely shot of the falls, George.

be well, be happy,
Pam

Mildred said...

Very interesting. We have visited that area before but I had never seen the waterfalls. Thank you for sharing your photo.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Whatever the story may be,the falls are beautiful.

teri said...

I am glad you knew how to spell her name... lovely falls- You do get around!

Sandra said...

I love stories like this one, thanks for sharing it

KathyA said...

Look at those falls!!! And that 'shelf' is a perfect place to sit on a hot day!!

Lily Riani said...

stories like this makes the fall more beautiful

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful falls and I love the legend--either version. MB

Happyone : ) said...

Beautiful picture of the falls. I'm going to believe the version where she continues on her journey. : )

Leovi said...

Really beautiful waterfalls, a good shot. Greetings.

Janie said...

I hope the second version is true. Lovely falls, and great legends about the Indian princess.

imac said...

I feel in my heart, the 2nd was the way it went.

EG Wow said...

This is a very pretty falls, George!

Magia da Inês said...

Bonita cachoeira, imagino o barulho das águas, o cheiro do mato... um lugar muito agradável.
Boa terça-feira!
Beijinhos.
°✿
✿° Brasil
♫ ✿° ° ·.

Sey said...

the lower falls looks like an image of a girl one hand raised up while the other sideward. it's fantastic.

Indrani said...

Falls always fascinate me. I love the sound of falling waters.

Hilda said...

I love the terraced rock of this waterfall – very pretty. And, of course, it is the second ending that I wish is true.

Lynda said...

Pretty waterfall and lovely legend!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful falls and a very interesting story!

Nearly all waterfalls in Sri Lanka have some story/folklore..