Jacko Falls, named after a maroon hero [VIDEO]

Background

I found out about this site a few years ago and continue to visit there often. The water is cold, clean and always inviting.

Hidden in plain sight, Jacko Falls is located right along the Dr. Nicholas Liverpool Highway (the main roadway between the Douglas Charles Airport and the capital, Roseau). Also referred to as Hibiscus Falls by the property owners, a 10 minute walk from the parking area gets you to the naturally formed cavern.

Please note: the grounds are maintained by a private family and not by the government. As such, the Government Site Pass is not applicable here. Instead, there is cover charge of between EC $5.00 and $10.00 to enter.

History

Jacko Falls is named after a local maroon chief, Jacko

He was one of many former slaves who escaped bondage and lived in the wild and untamed jungles of Dominica's interior during the late 18th century. These maroons, as they were called, were feared by the plantation owners/managers and caused severe trouble for the plantocracy over the course of several decades.

Chiefs like Jacko did a great job of galvanizing support from other disgruntled black people and would rally them to fight for a single cause - freedom!

This is my most recent fine art image from Jacko Falls:

Hidden at Jacko Falls by Yuri A Jones

© 2020 Yuri A Jones | Hidden at Jacko Falls, captured at Penrice, Dominica (available as a canvas print here.)

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