Lincoln Valley, North Dakota is in its last days. The structures that remain standing are largely in tenuous shape, might stand another few decades at best, and they’re far outnumbered by places long gone. Browsing through our Lincoln Valley archive, we realized we had a lot of photos we’d never posted before, particularly photos of the ruins of Lincoln Valley, North Dakota, population zero.
These photos were taken during our last visit to Lincoln Valley in June of 2010.
Sometimes we’ll be walking through the woods and come upon something a little out of the ordinary and think to ourselves, “What the heck is that?”
And when you circle around the back, the answer becomes clear. The building that once stood here is long gone, with only the entry shed remaining.
The spine of the former bar and ice cream parlor is cracked and the whole structure is sinking in the center.
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