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Pioneer Wall

Pioneer Wall

After UNLV's first building had long outlived its usefulness, it was torn down. But its historical significance was preserved as a memorial to the university's most influential supporters.

UNLV History | Feb 6, 2013
  • Pioneer Wall was unveiled in 2009 on the site of the former Maude Frazier Hall. On Sept. 10, 1957, the first classes were held on campus in the 13,000-square-foot building, which was later named for Maude Frazier, a state assemblywoman and founding force behind our university. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

    Pioneer Wall was unveiled in 2009 on the site of the former Maude Frazier Hall. On Sept. 10, 1957, the first classes were held on campus in the 13,000-square-foot building, which was later named for Maude Frazier, a state assemblywoman and founding force behind our university. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Maude Frazier was instrumental in establishing Nevada Southern University, now known as UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

    Maude Frazier was instrumental in establishing Nevada Southern University, now known as UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Donald Moyer was the first president of Nevada Southern University, the precursor of UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

    Donald Moyer was the first president of Nevada Southern University, the precursor of UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

  • James Dickinson was the first faculty member of what is now known as UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

    James Dickinson was the first faculty member of what is now known as UNLV. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn served as interim UNLV president and established the Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program, which has helped thousands of Nevada high school students go to college. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

    Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn served as interim UNLV president and established the Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program, which has helped thousands of Nevada high school students go to college. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

  • In September 2013, a bronze plaque of Leonard E. "Pat" Goodall, who served from 1979 to 1984 as the university's fourth president, was added to the wall. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

    In September 2013, a bronze plaque of Leonard E. "Pat" Goodall, who served from 1979 to 1984 as the university's fourth president, was added to the wall. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

  • The Pioneer Wall is located on the eastern edge of campus near Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

    The Pioneer Wall is located on the eastern edge of campus near Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

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