I thank all my brothers
and sisters for their memories and input relative to these stories,
especially Orlane and Melton who are close to my age. A big thanks
goes to my wife, Louise James Self, for her many contributions.
Several of my friends who lived in or around Dora all their lives
provided valuable background information to me for this book.
I thank them, especially W. G. Campbell, Travis and Margaret
Gann, and Newman Davis.
My special thanks goes
to all those who contributed to preparing the Dora Centennial
1886-1986, Scrapbook of Memories and to Norma McKittrick for
helping me polish my writing and prepare the text for printing.