The Legacy of Mary Ingles

Celebrate history! Take a trip back in time to when West Virginia was unsettled, wild, and truly wonderful! Join us for an early American Indian & European settlers’ primitive encampment. Since 1989, the Mary Ingles Trail Associates have presented a historical encampment based on research of the life of Mary Draper Ingles. Embroiled in the turmoil of the French & Indian War, Mary was captured by the Shawnee Indians in July of 1755 and after several months she escaped and made her way back home by walking over 500 miles. That journey took her through our Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.

Event Details

  • Start Date: September 15, 2017
  • End Date: September 17, 2017