Blanchard is a small town in Traill county about a half hour north of Fargo. Our Facebook fans warned us that there wasn’t much of a historic nature left to photograph, and they were right. Linda Grotberg commented: “Blanchard, is another reason why your “ghost project” is so important! The two churches, Seim’s Store, Wally’s garage, Blanchard #1 (although the school bld is still there used as a house) Grandma Hazel’s house, the old bank building….all part of mine and my Mother’s childhood….gone forever!”
Troy stopped in and got the photo below.
Nearby is the KVLY TV antenna which was for decades the tallest structure on Earth at 2063 feet tall. It’s status as the world’s tallest structure was finally surpassed with the construction of Burj Khalifa in Dubai. However, the antenna remains as the tallest structure in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest structure on earth. The Tokyo Skytree, completed in 2011, is second. On a clear day, you can see this mast from 20 miles away.
Photos by Troy, 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