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Program to Look Back at Frontier Legend Sam Brady

This drawing by Anne Foreman shows local frontier-era legend Sam Brady.

WHEELING — During the next Lunch With Books program presented by the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, Joe Roxby will discuss his new book about Sam Brady (1756-1795), one of the legendary Indian fighters of his day in the Wheeling area.

The program will take place at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

A born leader with woodsman’s skills rivaling those of Lewis Wetzel, Brady led a band of scouts who watched the trails and acted as an early warning system for Indian attacks. In October of 1781, he was captured by Indians, but escaped, crossing 150 miles of wilderness to get home safely. Brady was named chief of scouts by Gen. (Mad) Anthony Wayne.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they begin at noon on Tuesdays in the library’s auditorium. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided.

Call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244 or visit the library’s website at www.ohiocountylibrary.org for more information.

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