What I Love About the Boom

It isn't so much to love the boom or hate it, more to try to understand it. That isn't so easy to do. How does one understand change? And here it is in North Dakota. Change is not new here, change has been occurring for millenniums. Little more than a hundred years ago there was a vastly different prairie. The prairie that Lewis and Clark came upon in 1804 had enormous herds of buffalo and elk, antelope and deer, and grizzles and wolves. They could not have imagined that a couple hundred years later there would be hundreds of oil wells. The Indians of a short time ago in geological terms were devastated by the change that occurred in a very short time; a whole culture was nearly exterminated and the flora and fauna

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