Weiser Township School

Weiser Township School

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.

 

Weiser School

Weiser School

We featured this school in our second book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2.

Weiser School

Weiser School

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Weiser School

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.

Weiser School

Weiser School

Weiser School

Weiser School

Weiser School

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.

One thought on “Weiser Township School

  1. I started school in a one room school house 10 miles outside of Bottineau. Being an Army brat I went to many schools in many states but I think the one school I learned the most in was in that first school. I some times miss the innocence of those days

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