6 Responses to “Wheelock School”
  1. I explored Wheelock back in 2008! I took tons of pictures while picking through the old school. A resident of the lone occupied household said that the school was wrecked in a tornado in the late ’90’s.

  2. Joe Aho says:

    My uncle, Cecil Hamers, taught in Wheelock in the 50s.

  3. Carol says:

    We went to see Wheelock this week and found that the number of residents there has increased, no doubt because of its close proximity to Williston and the oil jobs. We did not see the school and after reading the New Archaeology post above and seeing their photo of it in 2012, as a pile of rubble, we understood why. The two churches we saw seem to be in some phase of re-purposing, but to what, was not apparent. There was one house where someone was working in the yard, and the home appeared to be well maintained and cared for. There was one abandoned house with gorgeous old lilacs blooming in the yard, that we were able to take photos of. A number of the town lots were occupied by trailers, various vehicles, dogs, etc., so… not knowing what properties were private, we did not feel at liberty to explore further, though there were a number of other interesting old homes and structures -many obscured by overgrown shrubs and un-pruned trees, giving them the air of mystery.

    • Kim P. McDonald says:


      Did you stop by the cemetery by chance? Any pictures? I had plan on making a trip out there to the cemetery, but after watching the documentary on PBS of the area, I am having second thoughts about it.



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  1. […] fact, the photo of the Wheelock school on the Ghosts of North Dakota page dedicated to the town here. Gave us an idea of what the building once looked like. Presently, the building looks like […]

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