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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 20, 1860.
 
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
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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 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 feet away); Women's World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); Firefighters' Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Mira Lloyd Dock - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Portion of Riverfront Park looking north. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. Portion of Riverfront Park looking north.
Portion of Riverfront Park looking south. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
3. Portion of Riverfront Park looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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