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12 August 2013

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As far as removing the B-1B is concerned, Abilene at least has (greatly expanding) oil production nearby, and the area could use the extra housing left behind. Rapid City, OTOH, is dependent upon a tourist market that mainly drives there. It could have some difficulty adjusting.

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