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To Carlos Botran, Terry Harpold, Michael Rhodes, and Tom Trelogan, the logic genies behind the scenes.

To all those who suffered through this with me:
I should like to call you all by name,
But they have lost the lists...

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"Like old women huddled behind
vegetable carts, we hawk
the wares of our minds,
calling out over the noise
of data, of interlinks, of electronic networks--
hoping someone will hear us, will drop
a half-penny into our laps,
knowing we will yet live."

Sophie Smith Weaver,
Susannah Smith's great-granddaughter, 1993.

Larsen, Deena
Marble Springs
Runs on Macintosh (TM) System 6.0 or higher.
Uses Hypercard (TM) run-time.
World Wide Web demonstration edition created by Nancy Kaplan.
Released February 1995.
I would also like to thank the tireless and devoted staffs of:
The Stephen Hart Library, Colorado Historical Society
The Western History Department, Denver Public Library,
The University of Colorado at Boulder, University Libraries, Archives.

Only sensational or rare doings of the fairer sex were recorded in newspapers and in the annals of history. I thus turned to the diaries and letters the quiet sex left behind. While these artifacts have been largely ignored by scholars until recently, they bestow a wealth of information about the women's attitudes and conditions. Minority women, however, were usually illiterate and below the attention of society, thus closing off practically all avenues of information.

The staffs at the fine libraries above deluged me with books about the area and era and graciously permitted me access to the diaries and letters they hold. From these I gleaned the setting, the zeitgeist I needed to conjure up the lives of the women in Marble Springs.

Thanks also to the Everyday Cook Book and Cyclopedia of Practical Recipes, from which most of the recipes and hints come. This well-worn book obviously stems from the 1860-8's, but the front matter has long since disappeared, and I cannot properly acknowledge the work.

Ahkmatova, Anna. "Requiem." Selected Poems. Translated by D.M. Thomas. London: Penguin Books, 1988.

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