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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Willy Amparo, pictured Friday in Williston, moved to North Dakota seven years ago from Florida and works in the oil industry.

Faces of the Boom: Making history: Dominican native proud to have played a part of boom’s beginnings

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WILLISTON — Willy Amparo became part of North Dakota’s oil boom by accident.

While thousands of people now move to the state each year looking for work, the Florida man was ahead of the curve.

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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.