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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Gal-Pals have settled into the new library space and are ready to get their hands dirty learning about environmental gals. Leah is up first with the “Grande Dame of the Everglades” Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She talks about how she yelled a man for dropping his pen and how she made us want to save a river of grass.

Show Notes & Extras

  • Info on the library move
  • Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Rebecca Berfanger and Leah Leach
  • Book Club!!!
  • Rebecca’s Podcast
  • Roses named after famous gals
  • Leah’s 1 Cool Environmental Gal is Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • Born April 7, 1890
  • Parents
  • Divorce
  • Mental Initiations
  • Escaping into reading and writing
  • Marrying Kenneth Douglas
  • “Go to Miami”
  • Miami in 1915
  • Writing for (what would be) The Miami Herald
  • Freelance writing
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Publisher asked her to write about the Miami River
  • River of Grass Published in 1947. Sold out quick!
  • CORRECTION Marjory published 12 books not 20.
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in 1962
  • 79 years old she founds the Friends of the Everglades
  • Big Sugar not happy
  • “You can’t hide from me!” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • Loved by the people
  • National Park Service Award named after her
  • Queen Elizabeth II visited her
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Prophet
  • Lived to 108 years old
  • The schools named after her
  • The Parkland Shooting in 2018
  • “You have to stand up for somethings in this world.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • Library connection
  • Drunk History (link below)
  • Travels to the Everglades



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