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 • Education • Horticulture & Forestry. 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 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Champion of the Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); Oasis of Mara (approx. one mile The Desert Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Keys' Desert Queen Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jack Cones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cattle Days in Hidden Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Good Times at Smith's Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Flash Flood (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twentynine Palms.
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
1. Joshua Trees
The Joshua Tree
— Submitted December 30, 2011.
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