These photos have been in our archive since we visited Hettinger County in 2007 and we are posting them here for the first time. The church shown below has since partially collapsed.
Bentley was founded by Arthur A. Bentley who, after moving from Eden Valley, Minnesota, started a photography business in Fargo in the 1890s. In 1907 he moved to Hettinger County and founded the town of Bentley. Someone has started a Bentley webpage where you can read more, and see the condition of the church now… see it here. See the rest of our Bentley galleries here.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC