24 November 2010

Stumphouse Tunnel And Isaqueena Falls Part 1

Another great outing this past Saturday to Walhalla (Oconee County) and it was worth the trip! Husband, daughter and I went to the Stumphouse Tunnel and saw the beautiful Isaqueena falls. The tunnel was built around 1856 and was to be an easy and fast route by train from Charleston, SC to Cincinnati, Ohio, but due to financial problems and the Civil War construction of the tunnel was stopped.
Walk Way To Tunnel

An Old Train
Inside the tunnel is very cold and you can feel water dropping down at times. Clemson University use to store their blue cheese in the tunnel, but now the cheese is kept at the Agricultural Center on the campus. You can order Clemson's blue cheese by going to the University's web site and pull-up the food service link.

Inside Looking Out

Daughter Catching Water

Information on Stumphouse Tunnel was taken from Wikipedia and Walhalla Chamber of Commerce

Tracy :)

Come back next week for part two: Isaqueena Falls

Preview Of What Is To Come


Nancy M. said...

How cool! I've never heard of it! Great pics!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...
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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Thanks, Nancy! It is a nice place to take your family and the water fall was unreal.

The web-site has more information and a map on how to get there.

Tracy :)

Barbara said...

That would have been an interesting journey.