Unpaved street in the 8th Ward (Tanner's Alley), Harrisburg, PA, circa 1900.
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 Harrisburg's Eighth Ward, unpaved Tanner's Alley, looking south

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

To improve public health and make Harrisburg more livable, civic leaders Mira Lloyd Dock and Horace McFarland in the early 1900s led a campaign for public improvements and open spaces that transformed the city. The "Harrisburg Plan" then became a model for the beautification of cities across the United States.

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