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Cactus Queen : Minera Hoyt establishes Joshua Tree National Park  Cover Image Book Book

Cactus Queen : Minera Hoyt establishes Joshua Tree National Park

Summary: Long before she became known as the Cactus Queen, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt found solace in the unexpected beauty of the Mojave Desert in California. She loved the jackrabbits and coyotes, the prickly cacti, and especially the weird, spiky Joshua trees. However, in the 1920s, hardly anyone else felt the same way. The desert was being thoughtlessly destroyed by anyone and everyone. Minerva knew she needed to bring attention to the problem. With the help of her gardening club, taxidermists, and friends, she took the desert east and put its plants and animals on display. The displays were a hit, but Minerva needed to do much more: she wanted to have the desert recognized as a national park. Although she met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and won him over, Minerva still had to persuade politicians, scientists, teachers, and others to support her cause. And, it worked! Minerva's efforts led to what came to be known as Joshua Tree National Park in California, and saved hundreds of thousands of plants and animals. Now, the millions of people who visit each year have learned to love the desert, just as Minerva did.

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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Fayette County Public Library
J 921 HOYT ( Send Text)
31022010901129 JUV Available
Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library:
      Grovetown Library
JB Hoyt ( Send Text)
31100002907195 Juvenile Books Available
Henry County Library:
      Cochran Public Library / Stockbridge
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      Locust Grove Public Library
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      Nola Brantley Memorial Library / Warner Robins
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