Inhabited as of 7/06
Joliette, ND is in Pembina County, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. It was founded on a different site to the south-east in 1879, and moved to its present location sometime in the 1880’s.
It was named after Joliette, Quebec, the hometown of one of the areas first settlers. Joliette presently has a handful of residents.
Joliette reportedly had a peak population of 319 citizens in the 1930s, but that quickly declined to less than 40 by the 1960s.
Signs of Joliette’s prosperity are everywhere, including the sidewalks which are overgrown and cracked, but still present as a reminder of days gone by.
Joliette’s residents were very friendly and gladly allowed us to photograph their town.
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