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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Backyard

Curtis, Kate and Jude, siblings, lie in their backyard in Watford, North Dakota. 6 July 2017. The Long family has five children whom they homeschool. Western North Dakota attracted families from across the nation during the recent oil boom. Watford, like other rural towns in the region, is now facing unemployment and overdevelopment since the decline of the oil industry.

This photo is a finalist in the American Experience category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: America, Family, North Dakota, Portrait, Siblings

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New York, New York, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Photo of the Day: 01.09.18 Editors' Pick Finalist
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© Sarah Blesener.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 9790
Total Favorites: 3
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 2, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Watford, North Dakota, United States of America