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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2017
 

Catherine H. Ellis is the 2017 Sharlot Hall Award honoree, recognized for her wide-ranging work as a writer, author and historian.  A fifth-generation Arizonan, she is a descendant of Mormon Battalion captain Jefferson Hunt, who first marched through southern Arizona in the 1840s.  Her family later settled in the northeast Territory.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2016
 
Nancy fell in love with Arizona and its history as a young adult, even though she was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Minnesota, and being of an adventurous mind and spirit, she headed for the west coast with a friend in 1947.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2015
 

Benson-based Winifred “Winn” Bundy, a historian, preservationist and archivist of Southwest literature, has been named the Sharlot Hall Award honoree for 2015, and will be presented it at the Western History Symposium, August 6, 2016.  As a small child, Winn was drawn to books – her first love! – and would follow grown-ups around with book-in-hand demanding it be read to her. 

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2014
 

Sylvia first moved to Prescott in 1948 when her father, Dr. James Soderstrom, was transferred to Fort Whipple. Sylvia attended Washington Elementary School and went through the Prescott school system graduating from Prescott High School in 1955. Sylvia graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Sylvia married Bill Neely, who was also a teacher.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2013
 

Reba Wells Grandrud moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Phoenix in 1982.  For the next 30-plus years she has been involved in historical research, writing and publishing, as well as serving on a variety of boards and historical societies all over Arizona.  She holds degrees from the University of New Mexico in education, Southwest history, and history of the American West.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2012
 

Mary Jayne Peace Pyle is a native of Globe, Arizona.  Like our founder, Sharlot M. Hall, Mrs. Pyle grew up on a ranch.  And also much like Miss Hall, Mrs. Pyle heard stories as a young girl about the past (in particular from her grandmother) that captured her young imagination.  Although she became fond of these thrilling tales, she soon learned that careful research would be needed to capture the historical record accurately.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2011
 

Heidi J. Osselaer received her undergraduate degree in history at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned both her master’s degree and doctorate in United States history at Arizona State University. In the years thereafter, she has firmly established her preeminence in historical scholarship respecting the pioneering women who contributed significantly to the political, economic and social development of the Arizona Territory and its transition to statehood and beyond.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2010
 

Nancy Burgess’ love of Arizona history began at an early age.  A native of Phoenix, her passion for the state’s past began in elementary school.  I grew up with Arizona pioneers and was interested in their stories”, she said.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2009
 

For almost 60 years, Kay Hill Benedict has used her tireless energy effectively for the benefit of others.  Benedict is the daughter of Arizona pioneers, married to the son of Arizona pioneers, and has passed on her legacy of community service to three sons and their families.  Her inspired leadership in her community and statewide can best be appreciated by dividing her contributions into three interest areas.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2008
 

Jessie Ruth Gilpin illustrates the life of a genuine pioneer. She came to Arizona with her family in 1923 when she was nine years old.   Her parents, Orville and Essie Pownall, founded the town of Paulden, naming it in memory of their son Paul.  Paulden consisted of a U.S. Post Office, a grocery store, café, a gas station, garage and cabins.

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