"Boomtowners"

Boomtowners plunges into a modern-day "gold rush" that's attracting thousands of people from all over the country to the Bakken Shale Formation in North Dakota and Montana. An oil boom has turned the area into the epicenter of a white-hot industrial revolution, but a rise in jobs has also led to a surge in population and living costs. Experience this phenomenon first-hand through the eyes of newcomers and longtime residents trying to make a living there in this groundbreaking new docu-series about tapping into the American dream.

Boomtowners is currently airing on The Smithsonian Channel. View full episodes here.