One of the more unknown historic landmarks in Luzerne County is Buttermilk Falls. A beautiful sandstone stepped water fall that runs quite full throughout the spring. If this waterfall could talk it would tell you about Colonel Zebulon Buttler and his detachment from Washington’s Continental army. In fact most people are not aware of the fact that George Washington took special interest in Luzerne county PA. After about the third massacre of settlers to the valley by savage Native Indians in the area. Washington sent a detachment up the Susquehanna River valley to eliminate them. Buttermilk Falls just happens to be one of the places that Zebulon Buter and his troops encamped for some time before proceeding to the valley and exterminating natives.
The history we learn about American Indians is completely flawed and full of half truths. There were great tribes out west which were for the most part peaceful people. Though many of the Indian nations in the northeast were outright savages, warriors. They were in a perpetual state of war with other tribes for land and resources for hundreds of years.
These Indian tribes left a lasting impression on the early inhabitants of America. Which soon developed into a country wide extermination, or genocide of most native people from coast to coast.
Anyway the beauty of Buttermilk Falls has remained pretty much undisturbed over the years and looks today about the same as it would have looked 100 or more years ago. Though instead of being an encampment for a detachment of the Continental Army it is a popular day trip spot that easily accessible. It lies literally just a few feet off of the roadside and open to the public for now. Though talking with the neighbor of the land owner the amount of trash being left behind is becoming a problem, not to mention the muscle heads that use this place as their personal rock climbing gym. I have a feeling at some point in time it will become posted like most other interesting natural areas around the country. All due to filthy scum who use nature as their trash can and still others who just have no respect for other peoples property.
Im done ranting now, so stop on by and check this one out yourself, it’s one of the few places I will disclose details about, just because it is already so well known.