Karl Mason (1915-1966)

If asked to describe his life’s work, those who remember Karl Mason would most likely exclaim, “He wanted to clean up the world!” If pressed to date the beginning of environmental regulation by a single state agency, many Penn­sylvanians would probably choose 1970, the year the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources – predecessor to the Commonwealth’s...
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Executive Director’s Letter

This issue of Pennsylvania Heritage reiterates how individuals from various backgrounds and time periods and with a variety of goals have shaped the Keystone State’s past and present. Philadelphia heiress Katharine M. Drexel eschewed wealth and privilege to pursue a religious life devoted to helping others. The story of the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club chronicles the efforts of its...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2007 Newsletter: Signature Series: PHS Journey to Western Pennsylvania Save the Date Pennsylvania State Archives Honored Engineer Walter Lyon Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals Supports Internship Calendar for July – September 2007 2007 Penn Ambassadors Welcome New PHS Members  ...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2008 Newsletter: Signature Series: Walter Licht and Tom Dublin PHS and PHMC to Lead Civil War Project Signature Series Tour: Gettysburg Calendar for April – June 2008 More Support for Conservation Heritage Initiative State Archives Funding PHS Annual Appeal Support in the Field Welcome New PHS Members New Member Benefit  ...
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PHMC Highlights

PHMC staff members Amanda Shafer, webmaster, Karen Galle, historic preservation specialist and coordinator of the state historical marker program, and Dean E. Winkelspecht, data applications developer, completed several important improvements and upgrades to PHMC’s Web site. A new state historical marker database includes improved graphic design along with options to browse or search for...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2009 Newsletter: Signature Series Lecture: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia Energy Theme Events A Common Canvas Exhibit Opening and Reception Calendar for April – June 2009 Welcome New PHS Members Continued Funding for the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Pennsylvania Support for 2009 Summer Environmental Heritage Internship Grants in the Field  ...
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This Is a Beautiful, Bountiful Earth: Joseph Trimble Rothrock and the Preservation of Penn’s Woods

The lush, verdant woodlands characteristic of Pennsylvania’s landscape are almost entirely second-growth forests, in existence roughly for less than a century. Had it not been for the groundbreaking work of many conservationists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Keystone State’s present terrain would be dramatically different. One of the most important of those...
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