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Published February 10, 2013, 09:17 AM

UND professors study oil patch man camps

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A team made up of University of North Dakota professors, an archaeologist and a photographer are touring North Dakota's booming oil patch to study the area's man camps.

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A team made up of University of North Dakota professors, an archaeologist and a photographer are touring North Dakota's booming oil patch to study the area's man camps.

The Forum reports that the researchers are visiting Tioga, Wheelock, Williston and Watford City to study the social and material conditions of workforce housing.

The researchers are studying three types of camps: the large, organized crew camps; less formal RV parks and trailer courts with water and sewer hookups; and the camps that lack water and electricity.

One of the goals of the group is to document the living conditions of the oil boom so people in the future will know what it was like.

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