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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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