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Harrisburg's Old Eighth Ward

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Harrisburg was the capital of an increasingly urban and progressive Pennsylvania at the turn of the twentieth century, with the remnants of an older, more diverse city thriving in its midst. As the streets were paved for the first time and the new state capitol building rose over a humming industrial city ready to embrace change, Harrisburg's Eighth Ward clung to its ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 30th 2002 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Joe Mcclure
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A series of articles written by J. Howard Wert about Harrisburg's notorious Eighth Ward. The articles appeared in The (Harrisburg) Patriot in 1912 and 1913 during Harrisburg's City Beautiful Movement days.

A planned extension of Capitol Park required the demolition of the Eighth Ward, which was right behind the state's new Capitol. Wert's series presented history and anecdotes about the ward, which was famous statewide for its open vice.

Wert talks about figures such as businessmen, clergymen, an
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