The Wright’s Ferry Mansion was built in 1738 by Susanna Wright’s father, Richard, and brother, John, before being passed down to her. She brought it back into operation as a boarding house at that time. This historic property in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been kept authentic, with all original features intact, including the kitchen where meals were cooked for guests on certain days of week or month, depending on whether they came during off-hours when no one else needed room service.
With Susanna’s fluency in Latin and Italian, she also studied French when she moved to Pennsylvania’s frontier. Literature was always a delight for this intellectual woman. Through London booksellers, though, they brought European civilization into the wilds of America. Versed as an heiress with knowledge about many languages aside from English (which most Americans spoke then), she made sure everyone around them knew there were more ways than survival via learning other tongues.
What comes to your mind when you think of the most scenic landscapes by Lancaster? Of course, it will be a picturesque valley surrounded by gorgeous mountains for many people. But for others who live or travel across this state, there’s one more location that can’t hurt addition: Chickies Ridge. The name itself means “little chickens,” which makes sense considering how much rock has been shaped into its distinct form.
The uplifted Cambrian Chicky Formation extends several miles east before merging into surrounding higher grounds at Hellam Hills State Forest.Read More