A 'Follow the River' farm gets protected

The 313-acre Ingles Ferry Farm, site of a New River crossing operated by Mary Draper Ingles, the pioneer woman whose incredible trek back from her kidnapping by Shawnee warriors inspired Follow the River, the 1981 best-seller (that just happens to be the favorite book of late banking icon Hovey Dabney), will be preserved with conservation easements.

1 comment

Hovey loved all things Indian--and historic, his heart would be gladdened by the preservation of this beautiful,and significant, piece of American history. Slideshow is worth a peek.

ââ?¬Å?The sight of this intact 237-year-old tavern where settlers stopped on the way west is amazing because it is virtually unchanged from days when Daniel Boone visited there,” said Elizabeth Obenshain, executive director of the New River Land Trust.