Hamar, North Dakota is in Eddy County, not far from Tolna, about a half hour southeast of Devils Lake. We met a local resident named Troy Gleason who gave us quite a bit of information on Hamar — the population is six, including a family of three, two widows, and Troy.
This former school still hosts meetings on occasion.
Hamar didn’t seem particularly remote compared to some of the places we’ve visited, so I was somewhat surprised to discover cell service was hit and miss.
The building shown here is the former post office for Hamar. Carla Christofferson, Miss North Dakota 1989, and now renowned Los Angeles attorney and co-owner of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, was raised on a farm near here, and Mr. Gleason told us Ms. Christofferson’s mother once ran the post office in Hamar out of this building. At one time, there was a trailer attached.
Hamar, North Dakota was featured in our third book.
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