In this Black Gold Boom video, singer/songwriter Jessie Veeder reflects on how the oil boom in western North Dakota has affected her hometown.
Jessie Veeder’s new album is called “Nothing’s Forever.” The website is here.
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Billionaire Harold Hamm isn’t the only Hamm in town. Phil Hamm’s got something to say about the boom too.
“I grew up on this place,” she says. “It’s pretty hard to leave.”
Take a tour of oil country with photographer Ben Garvin.
“The beers were on the verge of becoming whiskeys.”
“I wanted a fresh start so I came to North Dakota.”
A day with the busy paramedics at the Killdeer Area Ambulance Service.
“I am so madly in love with that kid. Even now.”