The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

Pioneer of the Year

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.

Nominations Form

Year

Name

Award

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

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