I would like to thank the following people for their assistance with this project: Holden experts and former residents Larry Howard, Bill Phillips, Linda Powell Jensen, Werner Janssen, Dr. Christine Plimpton, Paul Hinderlie, Tom Ahlstrom, Bob Hewitt, Pat Schonders, Gene Starcher, Don Wilson, and Brent Diamond; my advisor, Dr. Katrine Barber, and the other members of my thesis committee, Dr. Carl Abbott, Dr. Tim Garrison, and Dr. Chia Yin Hsu; and the staffs of the Chelan Museum, the University of Washington Allen Library, the Drake University Cowles Library, the Iowa State University Parks Library, the Wenatchee Public Library, the Issaquah Public Library and the Urbandale Public Library.
Judy Clark, Marilyn Larson, Leslie Succo, and Larry and Ann Thomas all gave me a place to stay while I was doing research outside of Holden. I would like to thank all of them for their hospitality, as well as my parents, with whom I stayed while writing this.
Lastly, I would like to thank all the members of the 2011-12 Holden Village Community, who made living there for fourteen months one of the best experiences of my life. Directors Chuck and Stephanie Carpenter and the rest of the village staffing committee made that time possible by entrusting me with a long-term staff position. Since leaving the village, I have received the encouragement of numberous Holden friends but none has been more supportive than John Colman- a great fire chief, fishing buddy, and traveling companion.