Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912 by Larry D. BallDesert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912 by Larry D. Ball

Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912

byLarry D. Ball

Paperback | July 15, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$47.09

Earn 235 plum® points
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Elected for two-year terms, frontier sheriffs were the principal peace-keepers in counties that were often larger than New England states. As officers of the court, they defended settlers and protected their property from the ever-present violence on the frontier. Their duties ranged from tracking down stagecoach robbers and serving court warrants to locking up drunks and quelling domestic disputes.The reality of their job embraced such mandane duties as being jail keepers, tax collectors, quarantine inspectors, court-appointed executioners, and dogcatchers.

Title:Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:University Of New Mexico Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826317006

ISBN - 13:9780826317001

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews