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George Stoner’s on Pequea Creek, Burkholder’s Ferry, Susquehanna River


Watercolor on paper drawing of "George Stoner's on Pequea Creek, Burkholder's Ferry, Susquehanna River", ca. 1801, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. In 1801, Latrobe was appointed by the Pennsylvania governor to work with the Susquehanna Canal Company of Maryland to make improvements to the Lower Susquehanna River. He surveyed the river with a small crew from October-November of that year and presented his work to the governor in Lancaster in March 1802. This drawing depicts heavily wooded rolling hillsides, a small farm house, and a large barn at left that was the property of a George Stoner who lived along Pequea Creek, which Latrobe spelled "Pequai", near Pequea, Pennsylvania. There, the creek flows into the Susquehanna River, which was near Burkholder's Ferry, which Latrobe misspelled as "Buckhalter's" on his map.


circa 1801


Watercolor on paper


8 x 12.5 inches

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Sketchbook 8

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