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2014 Sharlot Hall Award Goes to
Our Own Sylvia Neely

At the August Corral Dinner, as part of the Twelfth Annual Western History Symposium, Sylvia Neely, a long time Corral member, received the 2014 Sharlot Hall Award for her wide ranging work as an historian and preservationist. The award is named in honor of Sharlot Madbridth Hall, founder of Sharlot Hall Museum. It is awarded annually to a living Arizona woman who has made a valuable contribution to the  understanding and awareness of Arizona and its History.

As a young girl attending school in Prescott and living at Fort Whipple, Sylvia became enamored with the cultural legacy and historical significance of the area. She is particularly proud of her work in honoring the pioneer, territorial women of Arizona. She pieced together family recollections, details, facts and sketches that comprise many of the biographies of those honored by the Territorial Women’s Memorial Rose Garden at Sharlot Hall Museum. Another of her favorite efforts over time has been her preservation work recording and collecting the school histories that led to centenary celebrations for Lincoln and Washington Schools. Sylvia has received several other honors, including the Elisabeth Ruffner Award for Historic Preservation Excellence.

We Did It Again!!! Prescott Corral Wins Prestigious Awards for 2014


We have once again won Westerners International’s most
prestigious award, the “Co-Founders Heads-Up Award”
(for the ninth time since 1970). This annual award goes to the outstanding corral based on programs, membership, publications, activities and community contributions.
In this category, awards go to three outstanding corrals: one to a large active corral (that would be us), one to a small active corral and one to the outstanding overseas corral.


Our efforts included the Eleventh Annual History
Symposium and producing The Daily Courier’s “Days Past” Sunday feature, both in cooperation with Sharlot Hall Museum; Issue 14 of the TERRITORIAL TIMES Magazine with historical articles about the real west; 12 issues of the RoundUp; outstanding monthly dinner
programs; contributions to local museums and
continuation of the Corral’s Website.





Westerners International Awards for
Articles and Programs 


Al Bates, former Sheriff and Westerners International Representative, took 1st Place in the Coke Wood Awards for Monographs & Articles for his comprehensive set of articles “Prescott Begins.” Al is the first Prescott Corral member ever to win this award. It goes to the best
published monographs or articles dealing with Western
American history based on individual research, personal knowledge or family records.

Tom Collins, current Past-Sherriff, took 2nd Place in the Philip A. Danielson Awards for Best  Programs for “Stage Struck Soldiers: Military Theater in Territorial Arizona.” The Danielson Award is given for the best presentation or program delivered to a corral or posse during the year by a member of Westerners.


Awards were presented at the Westerners Reception during the Western History Association conference in Portland, Oregon, on October 22, 2015.

Above: Al Bates (left) and Tom Collins with their awards.