Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Cane Creek Falls, Dahlonega, Georgia
Many hundreds of years ago, the falls were home to two different tribes of Native Americans, the Etowahs and later the Cherokees. Artifacts from their time there, such as pottery fragments and arrowheads, can be found in the area to this day.
In 1925, the founder of the camp, Rev. Fred Glisson, discovered Cane Creek Falls on a trip to the mountains to scout out a place for a youth camp. He fell in love with the spot and arranged to lease the land around the falls. The first camp was held in the summer of 1925.
Rev. Glisson and other leaders raised money to begin to buy the land around the falls, and to construct a permanent camp. The land around the falls belonged to the camp--but the falls themselves still belonged to Georgia Power Company. In 1946, Rev. Glisson and others finally persuaded Georgia Power to sell Cane Creek Falls to the camp. The falls were purchased for $1500. Their value today cannot be estimated..
Hope you enjoy our pictures taken of Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek.
Hope you enjoyed seeing another beautiful Georgia waterfall. George's Surprise Birthday trip turned out to be FABULOUS --despite all of the rain... Seeing all of that water coming over the waterfalls made it all worthwhile!