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William Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota, documents what's left of a camp site that housed temporary workers in Tioga on Saturday.

Crew camp life: UND researchers continue chronicling Oil Patch way of living

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TIOGA -- An RV camp here that was recently full of workers and their families is now abandoned with wooden pallets, a dozen coolers, a set of dumbbells and other debris left behind.


Researchers studying North Dakota's crew camps retraced their steps Saturday to find that their favorite camp from their visit six months ago is now deserted.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.