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The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897-Incorporated1897

Previous Recipients, MTP Pioneer of the Year Award

The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924

The Pioneer of the Year is a member in good standing of MTP who has made noteworthy contributions to the organization.  It is usually awarded to an individual who has demonstrated his/her commitment to the organization over a significant period of time.

1986 Wilfred “Bill” Anfang Pioneer of the Year
1987 Hazel Jacobsen Pioneer of the Year
1990 James Hruska Pioneer of the Year
1993 Honorary Pioneer Melva Lind Pioneer of the Year
1998 Robert Gagne, Sr. Pioneer of the Year
2000 Joy Steveken Pioneer of the Year
2001 Jerome Stiffler Pioneer of the Year
2004 Rev. Thomas Phillips Pioneer of the Year
2006 Ilyne Nesheim Pioneer of the Year
2007 Ruth E. McNabb Pioneer of the Year
2008 Leona Benson Pioneer of the Year
2009 Seraphine Byrne Pioneer of the Year
2012 Catherine Harrison Pioneer of the Year
2013 Mary Vavrosky Pioneer of the Year
2014 Gary V. Hanson Pioneer of the Year