This is our second gallery for the abandoned Fortuna Air Force Station. It was demolished in the summer of 2015. Click here to start at part one.
Stairway to nowhere.
Terry ventured into the bowels of a structure at the top of the hill and came across this vivid reminder that the men and women who worked here were putting their lives on the line every day and facing a grim future if relations with the Soviets went the wrong way.
When we finished photographing the radar facilities at the top of the hill, we proceeded down to the living facilities at the west end of the base.
The Motor Pool. Just as we approached this building, a deer came bounding out and quickly disappeared into the distance.
The guard house at the southwest gate stands alone and abandoned.
The barracks are on the right, the mess hall and gymnasium are on the left. We went left first.
With rusty nails sticking up from the demolition debris on the floor, this warning is more relevant today than it was in the past.
One of two clubs we found… this one was inside the fence, the other was outside the security gate.
This club was just outside the fence, a short distance from the guard house.
Troy beginning the hike back to the car. Note to self: bring a bottle of water when you’re gonna spend two hours in the sun.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, © 2013 Sonic Tremor Media
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy