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Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade

Special | 26m 46s

In 1899 women were seen not heard, but not Mira Lloyd Dock. A Progressive Era activist, she helped rescue Harrisburg from filth and pollution. During her service on the PA Forest Commission, one million acres of forest became reserves. She was the first woman in the world to be appointed to a public forest commission and the first woman to hold job in PA government either appointed or elected.

Aired: 11/12/15

Rating: NR

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Major funding provided by The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Heinz Endowments, The William Penn Foundation, The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Committee.