Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement

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Penn State Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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For her time, Mira Lloyd Dock was an exceptional woman: a university-trained botanist, lecturer, women&’s club leader, activist in the City Beautiful movement, and public official&—the first woman to be appointed to Pennsylvania&’s state government. In her twelve years on the Pennsylvania Forest Commission, she allied with the likes of J. T. Rothrock, Gifford Pinchot, and Dietrich Brandis to help bring about a new era in American forestry. She was also an integral force in founding and fostering the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto, which produced generations of Pennsylvania foresters before becoming Penn State's Mont Alto campus. Though much has been written about her male counterparts, Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement is the first book dedicated to Mira Lloyd Dock and her work. Susan Rimby weaves these layers of Dock&’s story together with the greater historical context of the era to create a vivid and accessible picture of Progressive Era conservation in the eastern United States and Dock&’s important role and legacy in that movement.

 

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Contents

Dock Progressive Era Conservation and Why It Matters
1
A Reformer Grows in Dauphin County
11
From Harrisburg to Uhlingen
26
The City Beautiful
41
FIGURE SECTION
55
More for Forests
65
Better Housekeeping Out of Doors
92
This Has Driven Women into Suffrage
118
Notes to Chapter 2
167
Notes to Chapter 3
169
Notes to Chapter 4
171
Notes to Chapter 5
178
Notes to Chapter 6
184
Notes ot Chapter 7
187
Notes to Conclusion
191
Notes to Epilogue
192

An Active Retirement
134
Docks Legacy and Significance
149
From Pine Grove Furnace to Wildwood Lakeand Beyond
159
Notes to Introduction
163
Notes to Chapter 1
164
Bibliography
193
Index
201
COVER Back
209
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Susan Rimby is Professor of History at Shippensburg University.

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