WILLISTON North Dakota.
   

 

 

 

Greetings indeed! The lively prosperous main street of a town waaay up there. They found oil in '51, and you can sense the petroleum-related prosperity there. Recent view on the left.

It'll fill up; the oil boom's back. And the Penneys is still there!

On the right, a modern sign for the Northern Hotel. It was once the Great Northern, and I suspect was renamed for the railroad.

Some old photos, displayed at inadequate sizes and not color-corrected in the least, can be found here.