Crossing with the Clarks

Victor Hart

Non-Fiction

A History of a Scottish Family’s Ferries and Tavern on the Susquehanna River ~~~ After the Northwest Territory opened in 1787, a wave of pioneer expansion took place in the Commonwealth...

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A History of a Scottish Family’s Ferries and Tavern on the Susquehanna River

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After the Northwest Territory opened in 1787, a wave of pioneer expansion took place in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. New turnpikes were constructed to accommodate the ever-increasing number of settlers moving west. The history of Clark’s successful ferry and tavern businesses reflects an increase in the demand for ferry and tavern services brought about at the turn of the nineteenth century by increasing western migration and new road systems.

In Crossing with the Clarks, the history of Clark’s Ferries and Tavern on the Susquehanna River is traced from 1766 until the present. It traverses the rise and demise of their ferry service and the fate of the tavern building through five time periods:

  •  Pre-ferry and tavern, 1766–1787
  •  Early ferry and tavern, 1787–1802
  •  Peak ferry and tavern, 1802–1836
  •  Post-ferry, 1836–1875
  •  Post-tavern, 1875–present

The book also contains a contemporary architectural study of the tavern to determine what remains of Clark’s original tavern building.

Author: Victor Hart
Page Count: 174
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: January 25, 2020
Imprint: Sunbury Press
Genre: History

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HISTORY / Social History
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments

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