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Unit 7: Set 3. Modernization on North Dakota Farms - Diary Oil Well

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Olson diary, oil wellsSeptember 20 1952

Again we see the oil drilling tower
Now they are drilling at about 2 miles south of us and 1 mile west.
On Sec 2 in Harem Township.
Sec 2. S west quarter
And of corse High hopes among the Landowners.
Selling Mineral rights so on.
Then of corse being they found oil in Canada. about 10 miles from This oil drilling well here in Sec. 2.
Its a bitter feeling maybe oil here also.

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