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The Arizona Sheriff. by Major Grover F. Sexton

The Arizona Sheriff.

by Major Grover F. Sexton

Publication: Privately printed, 1925 (Studebaker Corp, 1925), NP

Colored pictorial wrappers 48 pp., illustrated with many in color by Benton H. Clark. SIX GUNS 1979 says "Scarce." “Twelve of the fourteen counties of Arizona furnish the sheriff's office with an automobile. Every one of these twelve has bought a Studebaker. When this story came to South Bend, we commissioned Major Grover F. Sexton to visit each of these twelve sheriffs and see just what service Studebaker cars were rendering to the people of Arizona." This is exactly what he did, collecting stories and anecdotes from the twelve county sheriffs all across Arizona. Photographs of I. P. McKelvie, John Parsons, H. L. Butler, Ed G. Weil, Percy Bowden, Red Gannon, Bert Polly, Bill Sherrill, Skeets Witt, Tom Jones, Walter Bailey, Chester McGee, Jim Chappell, L. H. Foster, R. F. McDonald, Alf Edwards, Lee Hall, and F. D. Divilhess. In the center of the booklet is a two-page illustration that reads in part, "In honor of Arizona sheriffs who have made the Studebaker a vibrant symbol of law and order, from the Grand Canyon to Old Mexico, the 5 passenger Big Six Sport Phaeton has been named "The Sheriff." Very interesting reading. Lightly soiled on rear panel and a light corner crease to bottom edge of front panel, else very good copy.

Inventory Number: 30851