“With a Woman’s Instinct”: Mira Lloyd Dock, The Mother of Forestry in Pennsylvania

On a frosty December night in 1900, Mira Lloyd Dock (1853–1945) presented an illustrated lecture to the Harrisburg Board of Trade entitled “The City Beautiful.” Using vivid descriptions and dramatic images, Dock contrasted the “roughness, slime and filth” of the state capital and the Susquehanna River with the well-kept cities and rivers of other American states and European nations. She...
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Letters

A Room with a History Yesterday’s mail brought the latest edition of Pennsylvania Heritage, and I enjoyed the article on Mira Lloyd Dock [“‘With a Woman’s Instinct’: Mira Lloyd Dock, The Mother of Forestry in Pennsylvania,” by Bill McShane, Winter 2010]. One note of interest that may intrigue your readers is that the photograph of the class of 1910 and staff...
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