Tait Salzer works on drilling rigs in North Dakota. Before joining the oil boom a little more than a year ago, the 21-year-old Salzer (at right in photo) labored on a South Dakota cattle ranch. An audio portrait by Todd Melby. Photo by Ben Garvin.
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“What’s the most dangerous job in America? … I’d have to say oilfield worker.”
The PBS doc is airing nationwide this year.
Jessie Veeder, Erik Koskinen, Kris Kitko and other musicians playing oilfield songs.
How a children’s book author became obsessed with the Bakken boom.
“I grew up on this place,” she says. “It’s pretty hard to leave.”
Billionaire Harold Hamm isn’t the only Hamm in town. Phil Hamm’s got something to say about the boom too.
A retired carpenter paints the oil boom.