Presented to W. A. Ingalls / By His Deputies /
Hallmarked D&R 14k.  Presentation on reverse:
Presented To Wm. A. Ingalls
By His Deputies & Friends.

Purchase price in 1907 was $1200.  The badge was in the safe deposit box of Mrs. N. B. Mercer in Tonopah, Nevada from 1921 to 1967.  In 1967 the badge was gifted to Ron Donoho, Nevada Historian and well known old west collector.  William Ingalls was the 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County at Goldfield.

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Sheriff Ingalls, 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County.
Eureka Sentinel Apr 6 1908 p1
Goldfield News 22 Dec 1906 p5
Goldfield News 26 Sep 1908 p4
Nevada State Journal Reno 22 Jan 1908
Reno Evening Gazette July 5 1912 p6-1
Reno Evening Gazette July 5 1912 p6-2
W. A. Ingalls gravestone

Nevada State Journal Reno    22 Jan 1908

Reno Evening Gazette July 5 1912 p6

Goldfield News 26 Sep 1908 p4

Goldfield News 26 Sep 1908 p4

Eureka Sentinel Apr 6 1908 p1

14k gold Esmeralda Sheriff Badge worn by William A. Ingalls, 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Constable Goldfield badge worn by Claud C. Inman who was also the Chief of the Goldfield Fire Department.
Silver Esmeralda Sheriff Badge worn by William Ingalls, 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County.

This hand made and engraved silver shield was first worn by Wm. A. Ingalls, the 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County, at Hawthorne, Nevada in 1894, and in Goldfield until 1907.  It was worn by William B. Mercer, Stepson of Wm. Ingalls,  from 1921 to 1935.  William B. Mercer was the 2nd elected Sheriff of Esmeralda County at Goldfield.  This badge is pictured in R. L. Wilson’s book, “The Peacemakers” on page 200 although he put the caption for the Constable badge pictured below by mistake.  It is also pictured in the Time Life, The Old West series in “The Gunfighters” book on page 100.

Constable Goldfield Nevada badge, worn by “Two Gun” Charlie Benton and Claud Inman.  This badge was gifted to Ron Donoho in 1967 by Mrs. N. B. Mercer of Goldfield, Nevada.

Claud C. Inman was Constable of Goldfield and also the Chief of the Goldfield Volunteer and paid fire department.

Esmeralda County Deputy Sheriff badge made by L. H. Moise Sansome St. San Francisco.

Esmeralda County Deputy Sheriff badge worn by Dutch Humble and made by L. H. Moise Sansome St. San Francisco.

Gold shooting medal presented by a Sacramento merchant Kimball & Son Co. in 1906 at the Northern California Championship shooting tournament.

Back is maker marked J. N. Phillips Sac.  Phillips was a prominent jeweler.  Also inscibed:  Won By / Dutch Humble.  Dutch was a resident of Rocklin, CA

Gold shooting medal presented by a Sacramento merchant Kimball & Son Co. in 1906 at the Northern California Championship shooting tournament.
Back is maker marked J. N. Phillips Sac.  Phillips was a prominent jeweler.  Also inscibed:  Won By / Dutch Humble.  Dutch was a resident of Rocklin, CA
Esmeralda County Sheriff Reward Poster for Paul Bossetti for Grand Larceny.  Issued by Sheriff W. A. Ingalls and received by the San Francisco Police Department January 1911.

Esmeralda County Sheriff Reward Poster for Paul Bossetti for Grand Larceny.  Issued by Sheriff W. A. Ingalls and received by the San Francisco Police Department January 1911.

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