Pugsley Medal

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Cornelius Amory Pugsley (1850-1936)

The Pugsley Medal was created by Cornelius Amory Pugsley in 1928. The award honors champions of parks and conservation.

Responsibility for selecting the recipients has shifted from the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society to the National Park Foundation, and most recently to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.[1] Until 1952 there was a gold, silver, and bronze award, and in 1953 it was switched to national, state, and local.

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  1. ^ "Pugsley Medal Recipients 1928 – 1964" (PDF). Internet Archive. Archived from the original on October 29, 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10149". history.nd.gov.
  3. ^ "8 Honored Here on Conservation" (page 18, column 4). New York Times. January 18, 1962.
  4. ^ "Udall Gets Medal for Conservation" (page 52, column 6). New York Times. February 6, 1965.
  5. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (September 22, 1982). "JOHN A. TOWNSLEY DEAD AT 55; NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OFFICIAL: [Obituary]" (D25). New York Times.
  6. ^ "L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. | American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration". aapra.org. Retrieved 2018-06-21.

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