Issaqueena Falls

on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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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.