Planet Mojave copyright © 2011 by the East Sierra Branch, California Writers Club; all rights to works contained herein are retained by the individual authors. Previously published works are as noted with the articles and are reprinted with permission.
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All photos and other visuals by Elizabeth Babcock except for the following: Stephen J. Wersan, 9, 49; Michelle Kilikauskas, 10, 23; courtesy of Scenic 395, published by New World Press, 12; courtesy of Maturango Museum, 134, 233, 264, 270, 278; Maturango Museum, Betty Speckels, 41; Maturango Museum, Roberta Starry collection, 50, 198, 256, 261, 262, 265, 268; Maturango Museum, Jenny Miller, 52; Maturango Museum, David Garbani, 94; Maturango Museum, Bill Erwin, 101; Clay Babcock, 54; U.S. Navy, China Lake, 57, 180; Don Peterson, 60; Laura Austin, 64; courtesy of Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission, 74; Maryann Butterfield, 76; Daniel Stallings, 93; Margaret Luebs, 113; David A. Rosenthal, 116, 179, 188, 192, 204, 214, 227, 237, 249; Justin Shatto, 120; “Hi-Desert Spectator,” Antelope Valley Spectator, May-June 1963, 122; Wikipedia, 123; courtesy of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, 135; John Di Pol, 137; courtesy of The News Review, 142; Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, 148, 200, 220, 230; Dan and Lidia Feldman, 158, 161; Richard Butterfield, 165, 171, 172; courtesy of Merrie Giles, 176; Memories of Us DVD, China Lake Museum Foundation, 182; The Rocketeer, July 9, 1952, 184; courtesy of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert, 255; Sandy Aubin, 273, 276.
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Ridge Writers acknowledge with gratitude the dedicated hard work of Maryann Butterfield, Anthony Haberman, Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, and Daniel Stallings on the editorial committee; of Elizabeth Babcock for layout, design, and back cover image; and of Daniel Stallings for front cover image. Skip Gorman graciously gave permission for the use of his sculpture on the back cover and in the book.