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Unit 7: Set 1. Oil Development - Images

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This successful oil well near Marmarth operated in 1937.
Though a few wells operated before the opening of the
Williston Basin at Tioga, they did not have the long
range success of the later wells.Today the oil fields
near Marmarth are busy again. SHSND #2003-P-10-0003b
Marmarth Oil Rig

Clarence Iverson Oil Well Number 1
This drill rig brought in the
Clarence Iverson Number
1 oil well in April 1951.
SHSND #0284-179
    
This rig was among
many that began the
search for oil after
the success of the
Clarence Iverson #1.
SHSND #A3768

The oil wells spawned other industries and jobs -
such as oil and gas refineries like this one at Tioga.
SHSND #0382-05
oil stats page 1
Oil statistics / charts

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