2010-10-14 / Local & State

Peggy Ann Bradnick To Share Experiences During FFFF

Peggy Ann (Bradnick) Jackson Peggy Ann (Bradnick) Jackson Mrs. Peggy Bradnick Jackson will share her experiences during her weeklong kidnapping in 1966 by “Bicycle Pete” at a meeting of the Fulton County Historical Society Thursday evening, October 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mc- Connellsburg High School auditorium.

A book “Deadly Pursuit,” a movie made for TV, “Cry in the Wild,” and a country folk song, “Eight Days at Shady Gap,” along with national coverage by Walter Cronkite and a cover article in The Saturday Evening Post, told the story, including her safe rescue just outside Fort Littleton. Jamie Greathead of The Fulton County News sold his Polaroid photo of Peggy Ann’s release to United Press International where it won second prize as the best national news photo in May 1966.

Following Mrs. Jackson’s own story, the audience may ask questions or share their memories of helping with the search. This program repeats a previous visit by Mrs. Jackson in 2008 when people weren’t able to find seats in the filled auditorium or had a conflict with other activities. The meeting is free and open to the public with an offering to cover costs.
Peggy Ann Bradnick (center) is pictured moments after her kidnapper was shot. The photo was taken in 1966 by Jamie Greathead, the Fulton County News publisher. Peggy Ann Bradnick (center) is pictured moments after her kidnapper was shot. The photo was taken in 1966 by Jamie Greathead, the Fulton County News publisher.

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