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Celia M. Hunter

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Celia Hunter (January 13, 1919 – December 1, 2001) was an American environmentalist and conservationist. She was conferred the highest award by the Sierra Club, The John Muir Award, in 1991. She was presented the highest award by the Wilderness Society, The Robert Marshall Award, in 1998. Early life Celia M. Hunter was born January 13, 1919, in Arlington, Washington and was raised a Quaker on a small farm during the Great Depression. Being raised a Quaker instilled values in her that she carried throughout her life. Hunter's values gave her the confidence to follow dreams like becoming a pilot, even though they were unconventional paths for women. In Hunter's young adult years she worked as a clerk for Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. On her way to work, she drove past Everett Airport. Her first flight lesson was the week following her 21st birthday, and she was immediately addicted. Environmentalist and conservationist have become synonymous with Hunter; however, when she
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