In 1951, oil was discovered near Tioga, North Dakota. This discovery helped launch North Dakota into a new turning point. Many companies and new people came to the state to participate in the oil boom. Since the first discovery of oil, booms and busts have occured in North Dakota. The use of lignite coal has been around since the first Native Americans lived in North Dakota and continues today.
Findings Aids on Natural Resources in North Dakota:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except legal holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except legal holidays.
phone: (701) 328-2666
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