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

J. Horace McFarland

(1859 - 1948)

 
 
J. Horace McFarland (1859 - 1948) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. J. Horace McFarland (1859 - 1948) Marker
Inscription.  Printer, horticulturist, conservationist, and "City Beautiful" advocate. President, American Civic Association, 1904-24, and editor, "American Rose Annual," 1916-43. He worked successfully for preservation of Niagara Falls and creation of the National Park Service. McFarland stressed the duty of civic leaders to build a beautiful, healthful environment. His Breeze Hill home and gardens were in Harrisburg's Bellevue Park.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 16.081′ N, 76° 53.573′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Verbeke Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Firefighters' Memorial Monument (a few steps from this marker); “Never Again” (within shouting distance of this marker); Paxtang Manor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget (about 400 feet away); Sunken Gardens (about 400 feet away); Mira Lloyd Dock Residence (about 700 feet away); Mira Lloyd Dock (about 800 feet away); Engleton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Also see . . .
1. National Park Service Biography. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. J. Horace McFarland - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,747 times since then. Last updated on November 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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