Eastedge, North Dakota

Eastedge: Six Years Later

Barnes County
Vacant as of 5/05

On our way home from the south-central part of North Dakota, we stopped in Eastedge for a visit — six years to the month after our first trip there. Eastedge was almost gone when we visited in 2005, and it’s one step closer today. The white house seems frozen in the middle of a slow motion collapse. Looks like a Dali.

The other house on the site still looks like it’s in pretty good shape. The farmer has blocked the road down into Eastedge with a pile of rocks, and the town site is now very overgrown with grass and weeds.

Photos by Troy and Rat, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

3 Responses to “Eastedge: Six Years Later”
  1. Sharon Klemm says:

    I find this curious: can a person really block a public access road like that? Even if he did own the entire town site, I just find it very odd that a person could get away with this (because around here, that would NOT be allowed.)

  2. These are wonderful, evocative pictures. They do make me curious about the vicinity of these houses. What surrounds them? Field? Forest? Are they within hailing distance of one another? If I put my back to these buildings, what would I see? Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!

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