Ladies Petroleum Photo
Bacon Ends, Not Baking Hens

In the last 60 years, Williston has seen its share of oil booms. And with each boom, come lots of male oilfield workers. In 1952, a group of oilfield workers’ wives decided to form a social group called the Ladies Petroleum Club. They’ve been meeting monthly to share meals, play cards, host dances — all kinds of stuff. Audio portrait and photo by Laura Candler.

Photo (left to right): Peggy Heth, Donna Peterson, Linda Alton, Sylvia McCauley, Steph Eslinger and Wendy Bauste.


One Comment

  1. will there be a dating site for the oil boom to get more females up there? just a thought! not that i don’t mind the ratio…

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