Nekoma, ND

Nekoma, ND

Nekoma’s population was 50 in the 2010 Census, slightly more populous than most of the towns we photograph.  At the same time, there were a few cool abandoned structures and/or throwback reminders to simpler days… like the little orange gas pumps.  Since we were in the area to photograph the Safeguard Missile Complex, we decided to take a few shots in Nekoma.  It’s a fun town to photograph.

A nice small town post office still operates in Nekoma.

Excuse some artistic expression, please.

A sticker in the window of one of the local stores.

We have a hunch that the building on the left in the photo above might be the original fire station.  The building on the right appears to be used as a residence at present.

See our photos of the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard ABM Complex

See John Kelly’s photos of Nekoma in Winter.

Photos by Troy Larson and 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.

4 thoughts on “Nekoma, ND

    1. hey why did Standard Oil leave the torch and Oval sign up? they emad eme take mine down sold,it to central avenue variety in Minot . they’re colecter items

  1. Worked at both the Par and Nekoma sites years ago. Remember watching them remove the missle from Nekoma. Also remember going up the side of the Par site in a cable car while thet installing the radar. Bell Telephone Employees did that. I worked for operation and maintance Was a neat place to work , lots of nice people.

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