This is one of two schools in Clear Lake Township which we’ve seen referenced as simply “Clear Lake School.” This one sits near the junction of 26th Avenue SE and County Road 36, about two miles east of Tuttle in Kidder County. The other is several miles east. If you know the official name of either of these schools, we would appreciate your insight. There is also a cemetery right across the road which we chose not to photograph due to some extremely wet conditions.
This part of North Dakota is teeming with wildlife. We saw a bald eagle fly right over our car on the way to this school, a coyote on the side of the road, plus multiple deer, geese, and pheasants. There was a roadkill deer carcass lying in the grass right near this school as well.
The school was locked up tight, but Terry managed to catch a shot of the inside by holding his camera up to a broken out window high on one exterior wall.
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. @NorthDakotaTroy