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Catalog Number MS.003
Object Name Fonds
Scope & Content C. Norman "Cap" Stevens Collection consists of certificates, correspondence, clippings, business cards, photographs, trophies, and several artifacts.

Title C. Norman "Cap" Stevens Collection
Collection Stevens, C. Norman "Cap" Collection
Accession number 1991.66
People Stevens, Norman "Cap"
Related units of description Separated Materials:
American Flag
Admin/Biographical History C. N. Stevens was affectionately known as "Cap". He was born in 1910 and died March 13, 1985. He resided at 1195 S. Venice Blvd. He was in the South County area for 29 years.

Cap came to this area from Atlanta, Georgia, where he had been affiliated with the Safety Education Division of the Georgia State Patrol. In Sarasota County, he was a former supervisor of deputies for the South County and for 15 years was a special patrolman for Casey Key, Nokomis, when that gulf front community had little or no regular police protection. Deputy Stevens organized the Sheriff's Department Safety Club for school-age youngsters and Sarasota County's first School Patrol in 1958. Following his retirement from the Sheriff's Department, Mr. Stevens took up the hobby of model shipbuilding in which he became very proficient at crafting accurate scale models of early sailing ships and paddle wheelers from copies of original plans, when he could get them. He created a scale model of the Venice Fire Department's 1926 American LaFrance fire truck, "Old Betsy" which he donated to the City of Venice. An Air Force veteran of World War II, Mr. Stevens was active in South County civic affairs. He was a past commander of No-Vel American Legion Post 159 of Venice, a former vice commander of the Disabled American Veterans Post 101 of Venice, a past officer of the Venice-Nokomis B.P.O. Elks Lodge, a member of the Venice Lions Club and served two years as president of the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department.

His wife was Leah Stevens and he had three daughters- Joan, Joyce and Barbara.
Containers Folders 1-5 and loose items