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This political cartoon depicts Harrisburg as a tired old man awoken by the shouts of Philadelphia, Scranton, and other Pennsylvania cities. These cities were observing the Campaign of Improvement.

"A Comic Valentine for Harrisburg"

An Important Meeting Jan 13 1902 Court House.jpg
An important meeting to the Campaign for Improvement was held at the Harrisburg court house with Judge Simonton presiding.

"An Important Meeting"
The Telegraph

Jan 11 1902 Big Meeting Court House.jpg

A meeting was held for the public discussing the Campaign for Improvement and the effects it would have on the city.

"Big Meeting"
January 11, 1902
The Telegraph

Feb 3 Big Meetings.jpg
A big meeting was held by the Municipal League at the Union Square Auditorium in Allison Hill.

"Big Meeting"
The Telegraph

1902 Board Jan 15 Telegraph.jpg
Board of Trade unanimously endorses and approves of the plans proposed by the Municipal Improvement League.

"Board of Trade Heartily Endorses Improvements
The Telegraph

Jan 21 THe Telegraph Civic Club.jpg
The Civic Club supports the Municipal League and their efforts in making Harrisburg nobler and happier in a warfare against public dirt, disease, and selfishness.

"Civic Club in Line With Municipal Improvements"
The Telegraph

Feb 2 Read the Whole Plan.jpg
This article from The Telegraph encouraged residents of Harrisburg to read and consider the entire Campaign for Improvement as oppose to disapproving of a specific portion.

"Do Not Vote Against Whole Because You Oppose a Part"

Feb 4 1902 The Telegraph East Harrisburg.jpg
East Harrisburg supports the Campaign for Improvements launched by the city's Municipal League.

"East Harrisburg is for Improvements"
The Telegraph

Feb 1 Eighth Ward Meeting.jpg
This article shows the Eight Ward holding a meeting with many present at Wesley A.M.E. Church for the Campaign for Improvements.

"Eighth Ward Meeting"
The Telegraph

Jan 28 Sixth Ward Aroused Eight Warders To Learn.jpg
The Eight Ward held a meeting at Wesley AME Union Zion with J. McFarland presiding.

"Eight Warders to Learn of City Improvements"
The Telegraph
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