Pioneer Royalty

pionee3Each year the Umatilla County Pioneers Association selects a Queen and Grand Marshal who preside over the Annual Pioneer Days festivities.  Nominations are sought shortly after the first of the year with the Queen and Grand Marshal being announced during the Weston Chamber of Commerce’s “People of the Year” dinner.

Nominees come from descendants of the original Umatilla County Pioneers who settled in Umatilla County.

We are looking for photographs and other memorabilia from past Pioneer Days.  In particular we would like to have biographical information on the Queens and Grand Marshals. Contact Bob Gilliland at or by phone at 541-566-9473 or Trish Neal at or by phone 541-404-0724.  All items will be returned!