(By Senators Anderson, Chafin, Bowman, Deem, Miller,

Jackson, Dugan, Sharpe, Bailey, Ross, Whitlow, Dittmar,

Kimble, Love, Oliverio, Buckalew, Manchin, Helmick, Grubb,

Wagner, White, Scott, Wooton, Schoonover, Tomblin,

Mr. President, Yoder, Plymale, Macnaughtan,

Blatnik, Walker, Craigo, Wiedebusch, Minear and Boley)

Requesting the division of highways to name the New River bridge on I-64 the "Mary Draper Ingles Bridge".

Whereas, It is appropriate to honor this early pioneer by naming the bridge after this noble woman, who, in her flight from Ohio to Drapers Meadow, Virginia, would have passed under where the bridge is now located; and
Whereas, Her capture and subsequent escape from the Shawnee Indians was a heroic act that changed history; and
Whereas, There have been several books and stories about her pioneer life on the New River, including the best seller, Follow the River; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the division of highways is hereby requested to name the New River bridge on I-64 the "Mary Draper Ingles Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to the commissioner of the division of highways and to the Summers County historical society.