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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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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2007
 

Lynn Haak, who has made Globe, Arizona the center of her world since 1981, is a most fitting candidate for the honor of the Sharlot Hall Award. Active in the Gila County Historical Society and the Arizona Historical Society (serving 13 years on their Board of Directors), she has also found time to be a member of the planning committee for the Arizona History Convention, co-host of the Arizona Historical Convention in Globe, and planner for the Between Fences Smithsonian traveling display. She played a significant part in the restoration efforts of the 1906 Gila County Courthouse.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2006
 

Fayrene Martin moved to Ash Fork from Arkansas. In 1953, she married Lewis Hume, grandson of Thomas Cooper Lewis, one of the town’s first residents. With the railroad and highway bypassing the town an...

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2005
 

The Sharlot Hall Award 2005 goes to Patricia Preciado Martin for her outstanding contribution to the preservation of Mexican-American oral history committed to print. In this preservation effort, she is surely Sharlot Hall's cultural comadre.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2004
 

Barbara Baldwin Salyer is honored with the 2004 Sharlot Hall Award for her family history research and publications that has contributed to the understanding and awareness of Arizona History.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2003
 

Prescottonian Melissa Ruffner is honored with the 2003 Sharlot Hall Award for her teaching the "lore of her land," storytelling, and tour guiding that has contributed to the understanding and awareness of Arizona History.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2002
 

Tucson resident Loretta "Lori" Davisson is honored with the 2002 Sharlot Hall Award for her research, writing, consulting, and archival work that has contributed to the understanding and awareness of Arizona history.

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2001
 

Pinetop resident Joan Baeza is honored with the Sharlot Hall Award for 2001 for her writing and teaching that has contributed to the understanding and awareness of Arizona history. This career came from a simple childhood desire—Baeza "always wanted to be a cowboy."

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 2000
 

Mona Lange McCroskey's contribution to the understanding and awareness of Arizona history comes through her writing and her oral history projects.  A fourth generation Prescottonian, Mona was indoctrinated in the ways of her ranching family.  She spent most of her childhood at the Yolo Ranch in Yavapai County, and at the SV Ranch northwest of Wikieup. 

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Sharlot Hall Award Recipient 1999
 

Virginia Culin Roberts has contributed greatly to the understanding and awareness of Arizona and its histoy through both her writing and her teaching.  The daughter of two Arizona pioneer families, Virginia was born on January 8, 1921, in Florida, a happenstance due to her father's military assignment.  She was one of the first third-generation students to attend the University of Arizona. 

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