The Grand Canyon Historical Society presents the Pioneer Award to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of and knowledge about the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.
A call for nominations for the Grand Canyon Historical Society Pioneer Award is made in January each year. The Historical Society accepts nominations for the Pioneer Award until March 15. The individual honored will have made a significant contribution to the understanding of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in such areas as: Geology, Creation, River Running, Backcountry Hiking, Photography, History, Administration, etc., that is, any area that advances the knowledge of the Grand Canyon. To receive a nominating form, please write to the chairman of the Nominating Committee.
Pioneer Award Recipients
The recipients of the Pioneer Award are:
Hall of Fame Award for Community Service
The Grand Canyon Historical Society and the National Park Service Grand Canyon presents the Hall of Fame Award for Community Service in recognition of those organizations and individuals who have selflessly contributed to the betterment of the Grand Canyon community over years past.
Hall of Fame Award Recipients
The recipients of the Hall of Fame Award are:
Elmer "Pops" Nelson
Carl H. Guthrie