The economic statistics in Chapter Two, as well as the particulars on state bias crimes legislation, are drawn from the Wyoming state government Web site (in particular, from the divisions of economic analysis, employment, and education). The Wyoming Department of Heath provided the HIV/AIDS statistics I discuss in Chapter Three. The argument that Wyoming is still 77 percent frontier was made by Robert Lang, Deborah Popper, and Frank Popper in the Journal of Rural Studies 13, no. 4 (October 1997): 377–86.
In my recounting of the trials and other events surrounding the murder, I've often relied on the thorough reporting of those events by the Casper Star-Tribuneand the Laramie Boomerang. I'd like to acknowledge here the energies both papers devoted to that coverage.