Our trip to Devil’s Lake in early winter 2005 proved disastrous when our vehicle broke down on the highway. However, we did get some great pictures of this house on the outskirts of Devils Lake. The lake has been growing in size due to a cycle of wet weather for the last few decades, which, coupled with Devils Lake’s lack of a natural outlet, has caused surrounding areas to suffer from inundation.
The house has since been consumed by the rising waters and no longer stands.
This house was once occupied by the Harmon family, and Gail Biby sent us some comments about growing up here, which we featured in our first book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Vol. 1.
Photos by Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2017 Sonic Tremor Media
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy