This one-room township school is located about fifteen miles north of Interstate 94 in a very sparsely populated part of Kidder County, surrounded by farm fields for miles in every direction.
We featured this school in our second book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2.
We visited on Memorial Weekend of 2013, and in the coat room, we discovered a log book. The first entry on the log book reads: “These are the names of people who visited here, and left their names on the black boards. I copied them as well as I could.” — Ruth
The first few pages are in Ruth’s handwriting, and then eventually people started signing the log book themselves when they visited. The oldest entry we saw was from 1984, and the most recent was from January of 2013. What incredible foresight on the part of Ruth to log the comments on the chalkboard in a longer lasting medium.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC