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Pricketts Fort Hosts Author For Book Signing And Lecture

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A local family legend came to life Sunday at Pricketts Fort.

Author Robert Thompson held a book signing and lecture about his book, "A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier."

The book follows the journey of Phebe Tucker Cunningham, Thompson's 5th great grandmother who was married at Prickett's Fort in 1780 and captured by Indians.

"Well, it was family legend. There were things people had written down, little nuggets," said Thompson. "There was even a really nice piece that was preserved in the family of the story as she told it to her grand daughter. Before she died in 1841."

If you'd like to pick up Thompson's book you can find it at the Prickett's Fort Gift Shop, the Marion County Historical Society, and online.