Haymarsh is a rural community near Glen Ullin, North Dakota, about 50 miles west of Mandan. It was originally founded in 1890. The community, a cluster of three or four homes and nearby farmsteads, surrounds St. Clement Catholic Church and the former school of the same name.
During our visit to Haymarsh, just as we were getting ready to leave, some young people rode up on an ATV, followed by the Priest on another ATV. As he rode by, wearing his collar, I thought to myself, “Now there’s something you don’t see everyday.” It turns out they were having mass that day and they invited us to join them. Unfortunately we had too far to drive that day and did not have the time. We left them with some of our postcards and wished them well.
Russ Mancl uploaded the video below to YouTube with the following description: Sister Jeanne d’ Arc Kilwein, SCSC, remembers St. Clement School in Haymarsh, North Dakota. The Holy Cross Sisters staffed and managed the school for 44 years.
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