SCOTTY BROWN'S ARTWORK
My name is Scotty Brown. 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.
For more information about my art, please contact me at email@example.com, or phone 717-834-5669. I have an extensive inventory of works, both original and in print. Topics include not only local history, but also nature and fantasy.