Oil Boom in North Dakota

We must have passed 100 miles of flowering sunflower fields. What a sight. Who knew there was an oil boom in ND? Anyone? Three years ago families looking for work started flocking to northwest ND. So many are here now that they don’t have enough housing. Oil companies are putting people up in hotels, so the rates are anywhere from $150.00 – $250.00/ night if you can find a room. We talked with a trucker hauling a double load of dry cement. The oil companies are making quick roads by dropping 10 inches of this on the ground, then a water roto-tiller mixes it into the ground and another machine finishes it off. Medora has become the Deadwood of SD. They build an amphitheater that seats 2,852 for their nightly musical. Good heavens the do things big out here!

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