Antelope Country School

Antelope Country School

This is Antelope Country School, in Stark County, about twenty-five minutes east of Dickinson. This school is right off Interstate 94, and we stopped to shoot it when we realized it was on the way to our next destination, Neuberg Congregational Church.

Antelope Country School

Antelope Country School

Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 3

Antelope Country School

When we visit schoolhouses like this, we frequently reflect on the winters our ancestors endured, and the freezing days many spent in schools like this, feeding the wood stove while a whiteout blizzard raged outside.

Antelope Country School

Antelope Country School

Antelope Country School

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

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3 Responses to “Antelope Country School”
  1. Ren says:

    “My teeter don’t totter!”

  2. Tim Johnson says:

    Go two miles east of the Turtle Lake cut-off (central McLean County) on ND 200. Go south on County 29 (known locally as the Red Trail) for 3 miles. You will find the New Home #4 Schoolhouse. My siblings and I and my father and his siblings attended there. It was built shortly after the first homesteads were claimed in 1904. Just another piece of ND history to capture while the catching is good.

  3. Richard says:

    Nice pictures. My mother started her career as a teacher teaching in one of these one room school houses way back in the early 1930′s during the depression. She worked her way through college during the depression. The climate out there makes shelter essential – a little bubble of warmth and comfort in cold and unfriendly environment.

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