When North Dakota was ‘The Country of Lonely Old Women’


The North Dakota in this Sunday’s magazine is one marked by rapid transformation, a place where oil derricks are springing up everywhere, and as the author of the cover story, Chip Brown, puts it, you might find “single-family homes with Tyvek paper flapping in the wind of what just yesterday was a wheat field.” Striking black-and-white photographs by Alec Soth, taken in the Williston Basin, in the northwest corner of the state, accompany the article. … Continue reading at nytimes.com

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