Re: Follow the River AND Hometown History

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Posted by Jayne on January 22, 2000 at 20:26:50:

In Reply to: Re: Follow the River AND Hometown History posted by Dana S. on January 22, 2000 at 19:22:50:

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: : : Hey all,

: : : I LOVE Thom! I *think* I have read ALL his books. My favorite is Long Knife. It's about George Rogers Clark and his capturing of Ft. Sackville with but a handful of men in the middle of winter. Thom's telling of this tale is riveting. Below is a link to a great page about the whole incident. The page also has some links to lots of G.R. Clark info, just in case anyone is interested.

: : : BTW, this would be MY contribution to the Hometown History thread that Kate started awhile back. Ft. Sackville was located in southern Indiana at what is now the city of Vincennes.

: : : Dana S.

: : Hi Dana,

: : Thanks for the info! I will put the book on my " must read" list.
: : Unfortunately your link didn't work out..:(

: : Rebecca

: Sorry about that. I forgot to test it. This ought to do the trick.
: Daner

Hi, all.

I couldn't let this thread go by without putting in my "2-cents worth". "Follow the River" is one of the only books I have read more than once. I was so inspired and moved by that story when I first read it about 8 years ago and have read it twice since. When I'm backpacking and the going gets rough, I often think of Mary and the physical hardships she endured. Especially crossing those ice-cold rivers without a way of warming up afterwards! I love all of Thom's books - he's from Indiana, by the way and is married to a Shawnee. They live in rural southern IN (I believe on land where he was raised) in a very old log cabin.


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