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This is a cartoon depicting the Municipal Improvement as a woman holding a large umbrella welcoming in the wards of Harrisburg protecting them from the rain. Note which ward is first.

"Everybody Come In"
The Telegraph

Telegraph Jan 25 02 First Ward On Board.jpg
The First Ward rally for city improvements showing their support for the Campaign for Improvement at Calvary Church in Harrisburg.

"First Ward Rally for City Improvements"
The Telegraph

Feb 3 No plans.jpg
The Telegraph reassures the residents of Harrisburg that this plan is no scheme to improve Front Street.

"Harrisburg Plan No Scheme to Improve Front Street"
The Telegraph

Jan 31 1902 Eighth Ward.jpg
An improvement meeting at a local high school was orchestrated by the Municipal League. The Eighth Ward also held a meeting at Wesley AME Union Church.

The Telegraph

Jan 25 th Meeting at Church.jpg
James A. Stranahan and Robert Snodgrnas addressed a crowd at a meeting on Kelker Street Hall about the Campaign for Improvement.

"Kelker St. Hall Mass Meeting"
The Telegraph

Phila Press Jan 11 1902 Lawyers Endorse.jpg
The Bar Association of Harrisburg praises, endorses, and passes a resolution supporting the Campaign for Improvements.

"Lawyers Endorse the Plans"
Philadelphia Press

Feb 11 Telegraph Opinions of Citizens.jpg
The Telegraph released an article featuring the opinions of Harrisburg residents on the Campaign for Improvement. They featured no negative opinions.

"Here Are A Few Opinions of Our Residents"
The Telegraph

January 27 The Telegraph In Response.jpg
The Telegraph warns renters in Harrisburg to not listen to the false allegations others are making against the campaign regarding an increase in taxes and living.

"Renters Must Not Listen to the Croaker"
The Telegraph

McFarland's booklet describing the changes made to the city

Jan 21 THe Dut of the Citizen Telegraph.jpg
This article by The Telegraph reminds the citizens of Harrisburg the duty they have to each other, to support the campaign.

"The Duty of the Individual Toward His Fellow Citizen"
The Telegraph
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