Welcome to the Boom Town - 1942 Words
American Lit. II
7 March 2013
Welcome to the Boom Town
In late 2012, oil was found in Williston, North Dakota. Over the past six years, North Dakota has risen from being the ninth-leading oil producing state to the second. In the past ten years, the population of Williston has nearly doubled, from 16,000 to just over 30,000. Wages rose alongside population, from about $32,000 a year in 2006, to about $80,000 a year in 2011. Although Williston has become prosperous, they are currently ranked...
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