1978 Map of Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna River

I love old maps, and here’s a great one from Gerald S. Lestz’s A Child’s Guide to Lancaster County drawn by John Jarvis.

A Child’s Guide to Lancaster County

Published in 1978, this map shows Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna River. Also visible are the Enola Low Grade (which at the time was owned by Penn Central), Pinnacle Overlook, Safe Harbor Dam, Holtwood Dam, and several covered bridges.

Lake Aldred can be found between Safe Harbor and Holtwood Dam.

Illustration by Mr. John Jarvis

Lake Aldred takes its name from John E. Aldred, who was instrumental in making the McCalls Ferry Dam (now called Holtwood) a reality. Click here to learn more.

John Jarvis’ Prints for Sale

If you want to get your hands on a piece of John Jarvis’ artwork, the Historic Preservation of Lancaster County has 26″ x 20″ prints of The Pequea Valley poster for sale for the low price of $25, including shipping on their website. You can learn more about the Pequea Valley when you click here.

The Pequea Valley Poster


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