Reader Favorites: Mary Draper Ingles' Return to Virginia's New River Valley



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Audio Book on Mary Draper Ingles

I listened to the Audible edition of Follow the River and it is excellent. We travel this route from Alabama to Virginia when we visit our son. We hope to stop and visit the area on our next trip to Virginia. We are origninally from Kentucky, as well, so are well aquainted with the spot where Mary ended up when she was abducted by the Indians. This is a fascinating story, and listening to it on audio is an excellent way to learn about it.

Debbie Higdon more than 1 year ago

John Draper and Mary Draper Ingle's

I think I'm related to John Draper and Mary Draper Ingle's trying found out if I'm, they could be my 10-20 great grandpa and aunt.

Ronald D Cooper more than 2 years ago

My trip to follow Mary's great ordeal

In 1998 I traveled from Oregon to learn more about Mary in her native land. I had read 'Follow the River' by Alexander Thom, and was absolutely obsessed by the desire to see her home and the New River country. I was able to meet both Roberta Ingles Steel and Lewis Ingles Jeffries. They were so gracious in showing us the old home built by son John as well as the old tavern. We are life-long admirers of Mary and William and their family. They are examples of the great courage.

Max Wright more than 3 years ago

Back issue

Is it possible to purchase a back issue containing the story of Mary Ingles Draper from 1998? If so, what would it cost? Thanks

Chris Lutz more than 3 years ago

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