Iconic piece of Bakken history shines once again in the night
Friday, January 10, 2020

A piece of iconic Bakken history has a new life.

The neon-lighted derrick that used to sit atop Mid-Continent Supply, an oilfield service company that dates back to the 1950s, is alight once again.

The derrick used to sit in the area near where McDonald's is now is, and was among the first sights people would see as they came into Williston. 

Russell Evitt, who owns Double EE Service, often got to drive around with his father when he was working in the oilfield. Her remembers craning his neck out the window to look up at the derrick, whose lights simulated a geyser of oil gushing out the top. 

"It's probably the only one in North America," he said. "Maybe the world. I'd like to know if there's another one somewhere."

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