William Ingles was elated with the unexpected return of his wife Mary in November of 1755 though she was emaciated, injured and weak. She had trudged through the wilds for six weeks without food or adequate clothing, motivated by thoughts of returning to her husband and others like herself. She wasn’t much more than a skeleton.
For the past month, craft lovers have been logging on to the American Craft Week website to choose their favorite place to enjoy a vibrant craft scene. With more than 17,000 votes tallied, the contest closed Sunday, April 16 at midnight. The top vote getter in the nationwide poll turned out to be Seagrove, N.C. The small town (population 228) is considered the “Handmade Pottery Capital of the United States.” Seagrove garnered just over 33% of all the votes Continue reading BEREA IN TOP TEN U.S. TOWN FOR CRAFT LOVERS→
Adam Harman and members of his family hardly recognized their friend and neighbor Mary Ingles after she showed up at the edge of their property in November of 1755.
Mary was kidnapped in July of that year along with her two sons and sister in law. She gave birth to a daughter during the travel to the Indian village in Ohio. Mary’s sons and baby were taken from her. The infant was adopted by an Indian chief but died not long Continue reading MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 14→
WWE’s SmackDown Live is coming to Louisville. The event will be held at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, April 18 and marks the return of live, televised professional wrestling events in the Commonwealth.
SmackDown will be the first major televised combat sporting event in Kentucky since Governor Bevin streamlined the state’s boxing and wrestling regulations last November as part of the Red Tape Reduction Initiative. Prior to these changes, WWE had not Continue reading Kentucky to Host WWE Televised Event→
Mary Ingles spent six harrowing weeks in the wilds in October and November of 1755 after escaping from her Shawnee Indian captors near presentday Cincinnati, Ohio. Tired, cold and hungry she fought periods of blindness as she sought her way back to the pioneer settlements of Virginia.
Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its fourth ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. Families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations and numerous specialty vendor booths.
Mary Ingles became one of the most admired people in pioneer America because of the events surrounding her capture by Shawnee Indians in 1755 and eventual escape and return to the settlements. She was an early American heroine, an inspiration to other women of the day and to future generations of women.