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Thursday, June 4, 2020

The J. Horace McFarland Historical Marker in Harrisburg

Over the past 8 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Dauphin County we came across the J. Horace McFarland historical marker located along North Front Street near the Verbeke Street intersection. If you want to document it for your waymarking records you'll need to park on a side street. No parking along North Front Street is available or you can access it easily while walking the paths along the Susquehanna River in Riverfront Park.
J. Horace McFarland Historical Marker in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Here's the information contained on the historical marker.

J. Horace McFarland
(1859 - 1948)

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.

By: 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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