|Kent Asmussen, Oregon Genealogical Society
Michael Hall, Historian
Tim Park, photographer
C. Allen Roy
Paul Tice, i-Ten, videographer
Linda VanOrden, Junction City Historical Society
Junction City, Oregon
Allen, Barbara, Homesteading the High Desert. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1987.
Beardsley, John, Gardens of Revelation, Environments of Visionary Artists. New York: Abbeville Press, 2003 (1995).
Brogan, Phil F., East of the Cascades. Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1971.
Burden, Ernest, Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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Drawings, Maps, and Photographs
“Deschutes Irrigation & Power Company. Irrigated Lands, Redmond District. February 24, 1909.,” (map). On file: Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR.
“Farm Home of Rasmus Petersen, Redmond, Oregon,” (album of 12 photographic prints). On file, University of Washington libraries, Special Collections, Seattle, WA. April 2013.
State of Oregon, “Lands Segregated for Reclamation by the State Under Provisions of the Carey Act. Crook County. April, 1907,” (map). On file, Oregon Historical Society, maps collection, Portland, OR. November 2013.
Nysted 1902-03 Class Photograph, front and back (photograph). On file, Grand View University Library, Des Moines, IO.
Nysted 1902-03 Magazine (Roster). Grand View University Library, Des Moines, IO.
Tice, Paul, “Site Plan, Petersen Rock Gardens.” August 18, 2012. Portland, OR.
Government and other Documents
Bayer, Linda, National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form for Ave Maria Grotto. Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Planning Department, May 23, 1983.
Beckham, Stephen Dow, “Nielsen (A.C.) House,” State of Oregon Inventory Historic Sites and Buildings, August 30, 1976.
_____, “Petersen (Rasmus) Rock Gardens,” State of Oregon Inventory Historic Sites and Buildings, August 3, 1976.
Bend Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report: Bend Chamber of Commerce, November 1, 1929 to December 31, 1930. On file. Deschutes County Historical Society, Bend, OR.
Bend Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report: Bend Chamber of Commerce, 1931. On file: Deschutes County Historical Society, Bend, OR.
Brogan, Phil F. Visitor Information Service Book for the Deschutes National Forest. Bend, OR: Deschutes National Forest, 1969.
Christiansen, Marjorie and Barbara Sorensen and Jill Doberg/NE SHPO, National Register Nomination for St. Peder’s Dansk Evangelical Lutheran Kirke. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office, December 4, 2006.
Dirr, Melissa, National Register Nomination for the Dannevirke Danish Lutheran Church & Community Hall. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 24, 1999.
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____, National Register Nomination for Petersen Rock Gardens (Draft). Salem, OR: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, November 1, 2012.
Lupold, John, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form – Pasaquan. Atlanta, GA: Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, March 10, 2008.
Macnab, Sandy. “Average Monthly Soft White Wheat Price, Portland, OR.” Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension, n.d.
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Moffson, Steven, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Paradise Gardens. Atlanta, GA: Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, January 10, 2012.
Nessen, Peter M., National Register nomination for the “Grotto of the Redemption.” Des Moines, IO: State Historical Society of Iowa, December 8, 2000.
Oregon Agricultural College. “Report of the Deschutes County Agricultural Outlook Conference.” Redmond, Oregon. Corvallis, OR: Oregon Agricultural College. February 28, 1936.
Oregon State Board of Health, “Catherine Johansen,” “Rasmus Christian Petersen” (Certificate of Death). On file, Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR.
Paul Lusignan, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Folk Art Environments, n.d.
Selway, Robert, Albert Hurtado, and Emily Hard, National Register of Historic Places Inventory–Nomination Form for Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments in California, Sacramento, CA: Office of Historic Preservation, January 18, 1978.
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Newspapers and Periodicals
The Bend Bulletin. Various issues, cited in text.
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The Redmond Spokesman. Various Issues, cited in text
“Four-Acre Rock Garden,” Popular Mechanics, January 1950.
Heald, Weldon F., “A Farmer Turns To Stone,” The Lapidary Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, April 1952.
Langtry, Virgil H., “Rasmus Peterson Uses Rock to Build Beauty in Gardens Surrounding His Pleasant Ridge Home,” The Redmond Spokesman, July 14, 1938.
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Lucia, Ellis, “Rock-Beset Rancher Found Hidden Beauty, Rasmus Petersen couldn’t get rid of the countless rocks on his land, so he made a fabulous garden of them.” The Oregonian Magazine, August 9, 1953.
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Theses and Dissertations
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Kvilhaug, Maria Christine. “The Maiden with the Mead—A Goddess of Initiation in Norse Mythology.” Master Dissertation in History of Religions. Department of Culture. Oslo: University of Oslo. Spring 2004.
Nuckols, Gregory Thomas. “On Nature and the Psyche: The Psychological and Spiritual Significance of Nature-Based Numinous Experiences.” A Dissertation Submitted to Pacifica Graduate Institute in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. Pacifica Graduate Institute. Carpinteria, CA. 2010.