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Our View: Refinery a symbol of national progress in Dickinson

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On Thursday afternoon, the Dickinson Museum Center sent a photo to The Press showing a 1955 aerial view of what is now the busy area around the intersection of State Avenue and Villard Street.

Almost 60 years ago, there wasn't much to speak of in the area other than wide-open fields, the Queen City Motel -- a resting spot for travelers along old Highway 10 -- and, of course, the Queen City Oil Refinery that used to operate on the site now occupied by Dickinson Ready Mix.

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