Marshall Townsend, director of the University of Arizona Press which published the book WOMAN IN LEVI'S, presents author Eulalia "Sister" Bourne with a complete wardrobe of western shirts, Levi's "high fashion" Levi's and denim skirt in behalf of Levi Strauss and Company, the clothing manufacturer. The Levi's company stated it was using this means to express its congratulations to the author for the book which has been labeled by famed California librarian Lawrence Clark Powell as "Destined to become one of the classics of western literature." Minnie Burney of Bab's Department Store in Mammoth, who has fitted "Sister" Bourne with her Levi's for more than 16 years, shared the honors of presentation.
The presentation was made last wednesday, Dec. 6, in Mammoth. "Woman In Levi's" is now in its second printing after its first 1500 copies quickly sold out. Area residents may purchase an autograhed copy fo the book, either for themselves or as a Christmas present, at the Copper Kettle in Mammoth, or Dora's Cafe in Oracle, or at the San Manuel Miner newspaper in the lower arcade in San Manuel. (Miner Phot by Maxine Morrow) [circa December 1967]
original newspaper clipping courtesy of Caroline Atwill McMakin