Lawrence H. Larsen is professor emeritus of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Barbara J. Cottrell is an archivist with the National Archives-Central Plains Region. She and Larsen authored The Gate City: A History of Omaha (Nebraska 1997). Harl A. Dalstrom, professor emeritus of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, contributed to The Gate City. Kay Calamé Dalstrom, retired from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Department of Foreign Languages, has collaborated with Harl A. Dalstrom on articles about Plains history.