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Emrick, ND

Emrick, North Dakota is a tiny town in Wells County, about half way between Carrington and Harvey.  Emrick was originally named Doland, but the name was changed to avoid confusion with a town in South Dakota.  Emrick never held more than 25 people.

R. David Adams continuted these photos of Emrick, and his captions accompany the photos.

Welcome to Emrick. The Main street is in the back where the buildings are lined up.

Two Abandoned garages with no houses.

What’s left of a business of some kind.

one of two occupied houses at the end of main Street

A park was dedicated here in 1968 for the Shriners.  Editor’s Note:  The Postmaster in 1906 was a gentleman named Fred Clough.  Perhaps someone can enlighten us on the relationship to “Cy.”

Full view of the front o the store. The sun has been unkind to the drapes!

Part of the main store. I talked to a lady who grew up here and said this was on very well stocked store.

Looking down the main street

Still items waiting to be sold on the shelves!

Train Tracks thru town. Had several elevators at one time as well as a water tower and coal/wood loads for the steam trains! Very new building is a big trucking loading/unloading facility!

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Photos by R David Adams
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5 Responses to “Emrick, ND”
  1. ralph lawler says:

    I have a windmill tail that has a store name and the town of Emrick ND on it.

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  3. Del Mari says:

    I grew up just a few miles west of Emrick and loved the couple that owned the store there. Cy and Gladys Clough were kind, wonderful people who ran a great store full of all the necessities. So many great memories from our frequent visits to this little community. And I spent many hours at the Cy Clough Park as well.

  4. Mike Towarnicky says:

    Cy and Gladys were my mom and dad’s best friends. My father was the town MD in Fessenden, ND. Cy ran the store and elevator which made it very convenient for local farmers to get their grain to market. There used to be a train station there that I used to play around and one time boarded there with family to Minneapolis. The Ordahls and Hornbachers were residents for years. Mrs Darlene Hornbacher was my fathers beloved nurse for many years. I will always remember Deanna Ordahl who was my first girl crush but who’s life was tragically cut short in an auto accident. Cy and Gladys had two children David and Sharon who might be the nicest people on the planet. David farmed the Bragger farm which I believe is now run by Paul Kirkiede. Sharon

    married a navy captain and traveled the world and I believe lives in the Virginia Tidewater area. I grew up in that park. It had a merrygoround that you could spin yourself dizzy and an old pump well for drinking water. I watched the Beattles debut on the Sullivan show at the Cloughs because Cy had a rotating tv attena that could get the CBS station out of Fargo.

  5. Dave D says:

    Looks like they leveled all the abandoned structures in Emrick if I’m seeing the recent satellite imagery right.

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