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Traffic backs up on a Pleasanton, Texas, road in a scene similar to the daily traffic patterns in and around Dickinson. Both cities are experiencing an oil boom.

Pleasanton and Dickinson: 1,500 miles apart but stories much the same


Though they are separated by four states and more than 1,500 miles of terrain, the cities of Dickinson and Pleasanton, Texas, have a lot in common.

Both cities are proud of their western heritage: Dickinson features a cowboy on a horse as its official city logo while Pleasanton boasts being the "Birthplace of the Cowboy." Both cities sit on the edges of America, Dickinson in the far northern region and Pleasanton just a short drive from Mexico.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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