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Writer, producer: Stephen Smith
Assistant producer: Stephanie Curtis
Researcher: Charles Maynes
Photo researcher: Kitty Eisele
Text editing: Chris Farrell
Text assistant: Monica Idzelis

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Web site producer: Douglas Fisher
Production assistant: Janet Ray


For research help: Judith Gray, Federal Cylinder Project, Library of Congress; Thomas Vennum Jr, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies; Char Henn and the research staff of the Goodhue County Historical Society; Nina Archibal and the staff of the Minnesota Historical Society.

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