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Boomtowners plunges into a modern-day "gold rush" that's attracting thousands of people from all over the country to the Bakken, a region of North Dakota. An oil boom has turned the area into the epicenter of a white-hot industrial revolution, but a rise in jobs has also led to a surge in population and living costs. Experience this phenomenon first-hand through the eyes of newcomers and longtime residents trying to make a living there in this groundbreaking new docu-series about tapping into the American dream. (Source: Smithsonian Channel)

Premiere Date: Apr/26/2015

Genre: Lifestyle, Talent

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Boomtowners season 1 episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: Shootin' Blanks

There's no such thing as "routine" when you live in the Bakken, where the work, the towns, and the people are constantly changing and not always for the better. Sidney police officer Alex and his drug-sniffing dog go on their round. Th...

Air Date: May 24, 2015


Boomtowners season 1 episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: Boom or Bust

Financial woes are hitting the Boomtowners hard, leading to major decisions that could have life-altering effects. For Chris, the CEO of Liberty, a downturn in oil prices leads to a risky gamble that could mean trouble for the company. Larysa and Hal...

Air Date: May 31, 2015


 

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