Talk:Williston, North Dakota

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Miss North Dakota[edit]

Isn't the Miss North Dakota pageant held in different cities every year? --MatthewUND(talk) 03:17, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

No. It has been in Williston every year for many years. Gene Nygaard 01:28, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
OK, good to know. --MatthewUND(talk) 23:23, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

School districts[edit]

District 1 and New public district 8 are two separate school districts. The have always been that way. They have never split, as is stated. [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Caeide (talkcontribs)

What was wrong with the Trinity Christian article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Leopold Samsonite (talkcontribs)

Other users deemed it non-notable. --MatthewUND(talk) 08:21, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Namesake conflict[edit]

According to The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, by Henry Gannett, 1905, Williston was named after territorial judge Lorenzo P. Williston. This article currently claims it was named for Daniel Willis James, but does not provide a source. postdlf (talk) 12:45, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I've provided a source, though it may ultimately hang on Ben Innis's history.Hi540 (talk) 23:08, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
I've now added a citation from Innis as well.Hi540 (talk) 14:16, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, thanks. So I guess we can assume that Gannett was just wrong? But upon what was his mistake based? And do you think we should add a mention within the footnote about the conflicting earlier source? postdlf (talk) 15:37, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
I think Gannett was just guessing. I assume Lorenzo Williston served in Yankton, which is awfully far from northwest North Dakota. Hi540 (talk) 23:36, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I have two sources that give the origin as Daniel Willis James as well. Gannet was probakbky speculating as others have said.

I'll add these to the article, too. DCmacnut<> 03:23, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

What is the 'frac' pumping technique?[edit]

Section Economy: "with the expanding drilling (utilizing the 'frac' pumping technique) of oil". What is the 'frac' pumping technique? Can an explanation or link be added? Is it fracturing? --Mortense (talk) 16:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)