Originally Posted by Dennis and Julie
We are natives, both born and raised here.
I imagine you both have seen many changes there since the boom started.
I saw the start of the oil boom in Midland-Odessa Texas in the 1980's and I saw the oil bust later there also. When the boom started, immigrant workers were living in cardboard boxes under the overpasses because there no housing for them and when the boom busted they were back there again trying to hitch a ride back to Detroit.
I think that U-Haul placed a surcharge on their trucks that destined for Midland -Odessa because there were so many there it drained the system of available trucks for the rest of the country.