We visited Falsen School in Verendrye, North Dakota in 2010 and discovered it was all that was all left of the town that once stood here. Just a lonely, crumbling facade of the school remains. It was on clearly posted private land, so we weren’t able to get closer on this visit.
The town that was once Verendrye, a real town with residents and businesses, was named for Pierre La Verendrye, a French Canadian fur trapper, trader and explorer who in 1738 was the first European American to venture into what is now North Dakota.
There is also a monument nearby to David Thompson, the British-Canadian fur trader and explorer. We did not photograph it, but you can see a photo about halfway down his wikipedia page.
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Photo by Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy