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On page 279 is acopy of a letter from the Grand Rapids Association of Commerce written to aGrand Rapids businessman in 1924. They are discussing a speed trap that theAllegan County Sheriffs office had established in the Saugatuck area which hadcaused the Grand Rapids Motor Club to call for a boycott of the area. Note hisstatement concerning the difference between Jesse James and the Allegansheriff. This print was made from an old glass negative, which explains thecrack. In the days before copy machines if you wanted to make several copies ofsomething one way was to photograph the page and print the copies from thephotographic negatives. This one was made in the Simondson studio.