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Thanks and Acknowledgements

As author and narrator of this guide, I hasten to give thanks to the many who supported me in its preparation. They have been wonderful collaborators, who have provided many insights and observations that have helped shape its form and content.

Thanks begin with the TSR 50th Birthday Committee for suggesting this project and providing generous support.
Lu Lyndon, liaison from the Committee, has given cheerful assistance in carrying it forward, and The Sea Ranch Foundation and their donors have provided essential funding for expenses.

As General Manager of the Sea Ranch Lodge, Lowell Johnson has given vital and enthusiastic cooperation throughout. John Forenti of the Vision Committee has taken the lead in organizing the Docent program, and Jim Orenburg of the Website Committee has assisted in understanding how the format might be most effective.

Without the skillful recording and production of the voice portions by Peggy Berryhill of KGUA Community Radio 88.3FM and the Native Media Resource Center, this Audio Tour would not have been possible. Working with her has been a pleasure. We are also grateful to Joanna Barnes for the graceful Audio Tour welcome recording.

The photographs for this tour were taken either by me, especially for this guide, or by Jim Alinder as part of our book, The Sea Ranch, Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast, published by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2014, and available for sale locally at the Sea Ranch Lodge and in Gualala at Placewares and Four-Eyed Frog Books.

We are deeply grateful to Jim Mahoney for the use of historic photographs by Lisa Trumpler (which had been taken for use by the early public relations firm Marion Conrad Associates) and to N. Scott Smith for the Commons Landscape Committee map used in Segment D.

Many, many thanks are due to The Sea Ranch Association staff who have always been helpful; especially Darrell Paige, who has mastered the web page, Mike Lane who has prepared the route maps, and most especially to Janice Bonora whose scheduling, imaginative counsel and editing have been accompanied by continuing encouragement, forming a lifeline throughout the project.

As your guide in this venture I remain its voice. I can claim to know the place well, to have had a part in its making, to have studied it for decades and to have distinct opinions about what was intended, what came to be and the future that lies before it. I cannot, nor do I wish to, claim infallibility, so my apologies for any errors or misstatements; I'm offering opinions so that you may form your own.

Donlyn Lyndon
May 2014

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