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First, I must express a deep debt of gratitude to the public and institutional libraries which have made vast quantities of reference sources and microfilmed newspapers available for research. (Believe me when I say that it can get VERY time-consuming.) These include, but are not limited to:

The Library of Congress
The Maryland State Archives
The Library of Virginia

The libraries at these colleges and universities:
• the University of Maryland
• the University of Virginia
• George Mason University
• Mary Washington University
• the College of William and Mary
• Ferrum College
• the University of Virginia's College at Wise
• Shepherd College
• Allegany College of Maryland
• the University of Pittsburgh

and these public libraries:
• Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
• Prince George's County Memorial Library System
• Montgomery County Public Libraries
• Fairfax County Public Library
• Prince William Public Library
• Samuels Public Library, Front Royal, VA
• Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA
• Fauquier County Public Library
• Culpeper Town and County Library
• Williamsburg Regional Library
• Roanoke City Public Library
• Blue Ridge Regional Library, Martinsville, VA
• Galax-Carroll Public Library
• Kingsport, TN, Public Library

Special thanks to these newspapers for making their film and/or hardcopy archives available to me directly:
• the News-Progress, Chase City, VA
• the Brunswick Times Gazette, Lawrenceville, VA
• the Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg, VA
• the Tidewater Review, West Point, VA

Many, many thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey for including detailed depictions of drive-in sites on its topographic maps; they have been an absolute godsend to me.

And I'd be remiss without offering a tip of the hat to those who have inspired me by example: the Evil Sam Graham, Tim Thompson, Jen and Kipp Sherer, Wesley Horton, Sal Garcia, and others who have soldiered on ahead of me with their own Web projects, thus helping assure me that this obsession of mine maybe wasn't so crazy after all :-) (Special thanks to Wesley for his many helpful research tips, as well as providing numerous photo scans to this site.)

Randall Kunkel