MBHS presents - October 12, 2016
Minerva Hoyt: Apostle of the Cacti, First Lady of the Desert"
Joseph Zarki retired Joshua Tree National Park Ranger and Author.
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt nearly single-handedly fought for the establishment of Joshua Tree National Park. Her story is a tale of courage, perseverance, and determination. It may represent the first time in the history of the National Park Service that a woman led the campaign to establish a large natural area as part of the National Park System.
How did a South Pasadena society matron come to lead the fight for one of our largest and most popular desert parks? Minerva Hoyt and her quest for a desert park offers many lessons for those who care about protecting desert landscapes today. Come hear about this remarkable woman and the legacy she left for us all.
Photo courtesy of JTNP
Book Signing Follows
"Images of America-Joshua Tree National Park"
Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society's 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Yucca Valley.
Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.
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