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Wooden oil pumpers in demand: Retired farmer sells replicas inspired by state’s oil boom

Published 07/18/2013, INFORUM

DICKINSON, N.D. - Retired South Heart farmer Stanley Steffan was inspired by the oil boom to make wooden oil pumpers. He made six pumpers in 2004, using a pattern from a magazine. Then in February, he started making them again, adding his own details to give them a realistic look.

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