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Mary Catherine Moore loaded up her pickup and left Williston last week to return home to Texas. Moore came to Williston in June and planned to spend a year working, but struggled to find housing.

FOTB: Going Home; Texas woman packs it in after a rough go in Williston

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WILLISTON -- Mary Catherine Moore came to Williston in June hoping to spend a year working a high-paying job.

Last week, the 50-year-old gave away her camper, got a $40 gas voucher from the Salvation Army and headed back to Texas.


"I tried it," Moore said. "It's not for me."

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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.