Angels Along the River: Retracing the Escape Route of Mary Draper Ingles
Courageous Women * Supportive Men * Helpful Angels
Angels Along the River "is an inspirational story of hope, fear, joy and accomplishment that is atestament to the incredible tenacity and spirit of ordinary people everywhere."
When Eleanor Lahr read "Follow the River," a novel based upon the true experiences of Mary Draper Ingles, it changed her life. Mary was captured in 1755 by Shawnee Indians and carried 500 miles from her home. Eleanor felt inexplicably compelled to retrace Mary's escape route. With little previous experience in the great outdoors, but with plucky courage, she planned and trained extensively. Sometimes alone and sometimes with strangers, she hiked for 43 days along the Ohio, Kanawha, and New Rivers.
Misunderstandings and ingrained prejudice challenged the band of walkers as much as Mother Nature; however, angels in everyday clothes helped them overcome their personal limitations, bloody blisters, broken bones, and life-threatening situations. Eleanor and her companions carried Mary's courageous story from Kentucky to Virginia in their own remarkable feat of determination and achievement.
As an act of self-preservation Eleanor did not understand initially, her physical journey became a transformative personal journey that redefined her as a capable, strong, and independent woman.
""The inspiration is contagious and it affects us all in different ways...Eleanor's book is another carrier of the inspiration."" James Alexander Thom, author of the best-seller "Follow the River"
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A powerful and honest book by a former grade school classmate of mine, just discovered,
I was overwhelmed by "Angels Along the River." I did not know that Ellie Brown Lahr was
so talented as a writer, but she certainly has been a person of great courage and ingenuity
all along. I go past her childhood home on Hillandale Rd. near Pipestone Creek every day, where
my log cabin was built in the 1980s, and always think of the three Ellie's I knew in the
l940s who went to Chadwick School. (One was my sister.) I'm so glad Ellie Lahr sent me
the book for my birthday last week, as I also am a writer, about Michigan log cabins and
flax crafting, and this has been a great inspiration to do more books that are autobiographical.
I hope that Ellie keeps her book in print for the future, it is one of a kind. -Virginia Handy
(see my Facebook page or website: www.qtm.net/logcabincrafts.)
Review: Angels Along the River: Retracing the Escape Route of Mary Draper InglesUser Review - Cindy Deyo - Goodreads
Being as fascinated as I was with the "Follow the River" description of Mary Ingles Draper's escape on foot those 500 plus miles in 1775 to home I was compelled to read Eleanor M. Lahr's re-creating ... Read full review
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Rich or Poor
Equipment and Training
Disappointments and Hope
Fear and Trust
Mothers and Daughters
Naughty n Nice
An Unremarkable Day
Politics and Parties
Sunshine and Storm Clouds
The Pleasant Point
Fathers 9O The Unmentionable
Repeating and Resisting
Rainbows and Promises
Waterfalls and River Rides
Friends and Neighbors
Homecomings The Afterward
A Partial List of Angels
Eating Along the River