Ringsaker Lutheran Church and School
Someone suggested this place to us last fall, we waited all winter to visit, and it was worth the wait. Ringsaker Lutheran Church and School are about seven and half miles north of Cooperstown, and they’re rich in history dating back to what is claimed to be the first Christian religious service in Griggs County, in 1879 or 1880.
The site of this church and school reminded us of Sims, North Dakota — it’s a beautiful place with gently rolling hills… just spacious and appealing.
Ringsaker Lutheran Church in Romness Township.
The cemetery on the grounds is beautiful and well-kept, just like the church, with the abandoned one-room school just across the road.
Arthur Skramstad left his mark on the school.
A short walk south of the church and school leads to a closed road.
A short hike down the closed road leads to this abandoned and washed out bridge.
At the north end of the road, there is another abandoned farmstead, but it was prominently posted “No Trespassing,” so we just settled for this shot through the trees.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC