1. "On occasion, people who tried to write family members living at Site X by addressing the letters to Oak Ridge got those letters returned to sender with a note reading simply: There is no such place as Oak Ridge, Tennessee."
- Denise Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
2. "Latin America in the late twentieth century was a tragic laboratory for testing all the wrong ways to think about a national culture."
- Clive James, Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
4. "Voyages to the outer solar system are controlled from a single place on the planet Earth, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Pasadena, California."
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
5. "Pump seals therefore had to be devised that were both gastight and greaseless, a puzzle no one had ever solved before that required the development of new kinds of plastics. (The seal material that eventually served at Oak Ridge came into its own after the war under the brand name Teflon.)"
- Richard Rhodes, Making of the Atomic Bomb
7. "The suggestion that the cores of the gas giants might consist of diamond was first made by Marvin Ross of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a classic paper The ice layer in Uranus and Neptune—diamonds in the sky? (Nature, Vol. 292, No. 5822, pp. 435–36, July 30, 1981.) Surprisingly, Ross did not extend his calculations to Jupiter."
- Arthur C. Clarke, 2061: Odyssey Three
8. "government finally made amends for its actions at Ruby Ridge."
- Lou Michel, American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing
9. "TIMELINE OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER’S LIFE 1865-Laura’s sister Mary is born in Pepin, Wisconsin 1867-Laura Ingalls is born in Pepin, Wisconsin 1869-The Ingallses move to Indian Territory, Kansas 1870-Caroline Ingalls, Carrie, is born in Kansas 1871-The Ingallses return to the Big Woods of Wisconsin 1874-Lives in a dugout near Walnut Grove, Minnesota 1875-Charles Frederick Ingalls, Freddy, is born 1876-Laura’s brother, Freddy, dies at nine months old Laura moves with her family to Burr Oak, Iowa 1877-Grace Ingalls is born in Burr Oak 1879-Mary becomes blind after a fever 1880-The Ingallses begin homesteading in De Smet, Dakota Territory 1885-Almanzo Wilder and Laura Ingalls marry 1886-Rose Wilder born in De Smet 1894-The Wilders move to Mansfield, Missouri 1932-Little House in the Big Woods is published when Laura is sixty-five 1954-Laura awarded the first Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, for her eight-book Little House series 1957-Laura (age ninety) dies at her Rocky Ridge home in Mansfield"
- Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?