Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt
Erected 1980 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 23.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 34° 7.716′ N, 116° 2.259′ W. Marker is in Twentynine Palms, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Utah Trail and National Park Drive, on the right when traveling south on Utah Trail. Marker is located in the courtyard of the Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms CA 92277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Champion of the Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); Worth Bagley Stone (approx. 9.2 miles away); Silver Bell Mine (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Regarding Minerva Hamilton Hoyt. Mrs. Hoyt became aware of the "mining" of the desert vegetation which was being used for landscaping in the Los Angeles area. Her efforts were too late to prevent the stripping of an area just north of the modern I-10 and SR-62 junction, known as "Devils Garden." The Devil's Garden area received this name as its variety of cacti and other desert plants made it a very forbidding habitat.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Minerva Hamilton Hoyt
Also see . . . Minerva Hamilton Hoyt (1866 - 1945) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
1. Joshua Trees
The Joshua Tree is a yucca native to the Southwest. It's distinctive shape was noted by Mormon Pioneers who named them after a line from the Book of Joshua: "Thou shall follow the way pointed to thee by trees"
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