Richard Karpe
Richard Karpe: You Gotta Be Careful Out There

While other boys were working on paper routes or not at all, Richard Karpe labored on drilling rigs. Today, he supervises a truck operation near Watford City, North Dakota. He spoke to Black Gold Boom reporter Todd Melby about life in the oil field.

Photo by Ben Garvin


 

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