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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mira Lloyd Dock

(1853 - 1945)

 
 
Mira Lloyd Dock (1853 - 1945) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Mira Lloyd Dock (1853 - 1945) Marker
Inscription. Botanist, educator, author, civic leader, conservationist, activist. She served on the State Forestry Reservation Commission, 1901-13. she catalyzed the birth of Harrisburg's "City Beautiful" movement in a speech to the Board of Trade, Dec. 20, 1900. this movement produced the city's park system (including Riverfront Park here) and other major civic improvements. Mira Dock lived on Front Street across from this marker.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.189′ N, 76° 53.654′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Reily Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mira Lloyd Dock Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Paxtang Manor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engleton (about 400 feet away); “Never Again” (about 600 feet away); J. Horace McFarland (about 800
Portion of Riverfront Park looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. Portion of Riverfront Park looking north.
feet away); Firefighters' Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunken Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mira Lloyd Dock Forestry Lantern Slides Collection. The originals of these slides are in the library at Penn State Mont Alto. They have now been scanned and displayed on the Penn State University Library web site for everyone to enjoy. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Mira Lloyd Dock - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentGovernmentHorticulture & ForestryNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Portion of Riverfront Park looking south. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
3. Portion of Riverfront Park looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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