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Harrisburg: The City Beautiful

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The resources used for this section consist of the Harrisburg municipal reports from 1876 to 1900. The reports from 1883-1899, which are featured in this section, proved to be the most useful. These primary sources were accessed at the Dauphin County Historical Society Library and Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MG030, boxes 1 and 2). Period glass plate negatives from the Pennsylvania State Archives and online historical newspaper collections were investigated but not included in this section due to the superiority of the official municipal reports in detail and greater likelihood of accuracy.