Law South of the Humboldt: Clara Dunham Crowell, Nevada’s First Lady Sheriff

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Law South of the Humboldt: Clara Dunham Crowell, Nevada’s First Lady Sheriff by Phillip I. Earl 

After her husband died while holding the title of sheriff, the Austin citizens and Board of Commissioners appointed his widow to serve the remainder of his term in 1919-1921. Her controversial position and dedication to upholding the law in a time when a woman seldom served in this capacity, established her as a trailblazer.