Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Mary Draper Ingles: Following the Rivers

In 1755, Mary Draper Ingles, a pioneer in a Virginia farming area, was captured by the Shawnee Indians and taken to their camp in the region that is now Ohio.  After her sons were taken from her, she and an old Dutch woman made their escape and succeeded in walking back home along the Ohio River, the Kanawha River and the New River—a journey of 43 days through uncharted wilderness.  Janet Worthington recounts the many trials she experienced along this route and her joy on being reunited with her husband.