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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1997
 

Lillian Gabbard Theobald has made a significant effort to preserve the panorama of Arizona's history and to encourage others to learn and enjoy its colorful stories.   Born in 1907 in Camp Verde, Lillian Gabbard lived in many parts of Arizona during her childhood as her father accepted different assignments with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  In 1932 she married John Theobald, with whom she later published one of Arizona's finest reference books, Arizona Territory: Post Offices and Postmasters (1961). 

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1996
 

Rosemarie Sanguinetti Gwynn is a member of a well-known and active Yuma pioneer family.   The first step toward what is now the Century House Museum came when the Sanguinettis opened part of their property to the Yuma Art Center for classes in 1959.   In 1972, Mrs. Gwynn and her brother donated the Century House, gardens and Adobe Annex to the Arizona Historical Society for continued use as a Museum facility.  This became the first branch museum of the Arizona Historical Society, Rio Colorado Chapter.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1995
 

As founding director of the Arizona Humanities Council, Lorraine W. Frank provided vision, encouragement, and administrative skills that enabled the funding of millions of dollars in history projects from Nogales to Kingman, and from Jerome to Bisbee.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1994
 

For the first time since the inception of the Sharlot Hall Award the award committee found itself unable to choose between two exceptional nominees.  Both nominees have exhibited long-time commitments to the history of Arizona and have maintained a high quality of excellence in their fields for many years.  For these reasons, the award committee and the board of trustees decided to present two awards this year, 1994, to Doris Seibold and Ynida Smalley Moore. 

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1994
 

For the first time since the inception of the Sharlot Hall Award the award committee found itself unable to choose between two exceptional nominees.  Both nominees have exhibited long-time commitments to the history of Arizona and have maintained a high quality of excellence in their fields for many years. 

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1993
 

Prescott owes a great debt to Elisabeth Freidrich Ruffner.  She was instrumental in creating what has become one of the finest and most active local historic preservation movements in the United States, and in doing so cemented the town's historic and aesthetic appeal.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1992
 

Marguerite Noble, who currently resides in Payson, was born in Tent City at Roosevelt Dam. She attended school at Punkin Center and Florence, and received bachelor and masters degrees from Arizona State University. She taught history and literature in Phoenix for many years. Her articles on Arizona history have appeared in numerous local, state, and national publications, including Arizona Highways and the New York Times.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1991
 

"Ask Katherine" was the most common phrase heard at the Museum of Northern Arizona for more than 50 years. Since 1930, when the new Museum, founded by Dr. Harold C. Colton, had only four employees, Katharine Bartlett has been a driving force in the growth and development of this major Arizona museum.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1990
 

For more than twenty years, Bonnie has produced television documentaries for KTSP-TV (Channel Ten), Phoenix. She is probably best known for two long-running documentary series: Copperstate Cavalcade, and On the Arizona Road. The Copperstate Cavalcade series ran on prime time for ten years, covering all aspects of Arizona history.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1989
 

In forty years of service in the Arizona House of Representatives, the "First Lady of the Arizona Legislature" has supported and sponsored many pieces of legislation in such diverse areas as criminal justice, highway safety, and public health. For longer than that forty years, however, Polly has made it her business to concern herself with the preservation of Arizona's history.

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