SCOTTY BROWN'S ARTWORK

The depiction that you see here, of The Clark's Ferry Covered Bridge, is one of my pen and ink renderings.   I completed this drawing in 2007.  It is one of many scenes that have been made into prints for sale to the public.​​​​​​  

 

The Clark's Ferry Covered Bridge was built as part of the Pennsylvania Canal system, which began operation in the 1830's.   A "tow path", seen here on the south side of the bridge, allowed mules and/or horses to pull canal boats to either side of the Susquehanna River.

 

The bridge remained covered into the 1920's, when it was replaced by the first two-lane concrete bridge.  It was subsequently replaced by the modern-day, four-lane structure.


The site has always been of significance to travelers , as it is the point where the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers flow into one another.  Duncannon lies just southwest of the junction.  The area has a long and colorful history in the settlement of early America.  Native Americans utilized the rivers, shores, islands and surrounding low-lands and hillsides for time out of mind.  The original people of America revered the joining of the waters, recognizing them to be sustaining and sacred to their lives.


-Scotty Brown


For more information about my art, please contact me at mythoscloak@embarqmail.com, or phone 717-303-7390.   I have an extensive inventory of works, both original and in print.   Topics include not only local history, but also nature and fantasy.