Sunday, October 7, 2012
Mapping the Susquehanna with June Lloyd
Benjamin Henry Latrobe is best known as one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying the Lower Susquehanna in 1801 has more impact on area residents today. Latrobe described the Turkey Hill rapids or falls as “most formidable”. Latrobe described his trials and tribulations of this daunting job of mapping the steep banks and rocky spillways of the Susquehanna before the building of the dams that now form Lake Clarke, Lake Aldred and the Conowingo Pond.
Our speaker, June Lloyd will share a PowerPoint presentation that includes slides of the early maps and watercolors Latrobe painted of this area of the river.
Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM.